US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday no ceasefire deal had been reached yet in the conflict in Gaza as he and UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged a seven-day halt in fighting.
Kerry, who has been leading international efforts to reach a truce, said at a press conference in Cairo with Ban that both sides “still have some terminology” to agree to on a ceasefire, but added they had “fundamental framework” on a truce.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said “both sides have not shown till now enough willingness to negotiate.”
Shoukri also called for a seven day humanitarian truce in Gaza.
Kerry said he had not submitted any formal truce proposal.
“They may have rejected some language in the proposal within the framework … but there was no formal proposal submitted from me,” he said.