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U.S. and Israel sign deal to stop arms flow to Gaza | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday a deal signed with Israel would help prevent smuggling of arms into Gaza and ultimately would contribute towards a “durable ceasefire.”

Rice signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni who said both the United States and Israel had agreed on a series of steps to stop Hamas from rearming.

“The steps that we and other members of the international community can take will contribute to a durable ceasefire,” said Rice.