Senior Hamas official expects truce with Israel 'within day or two'

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Hamas chief Moussa Abu Marzouk gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City

GAZA (Reuters) - A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday that he expects Israel and Gaza militants to reach a ceasefire "within a day or two" that would end ten days of cross-border violence.

"I think that the ongoing efforts regarding the ceasefire will succeed," senior Hamas political official Moussa Abu Marzouk said during an interview with Lebanon's al-Mayadeen TV.

"I expect a ceasefire to be reached within a day or two, and the ceasefire will be on the basis of mutual agreement," he said.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Rami Ayyub, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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