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Kerry to Travel to Cairo Monday, Push for Gaza Cease-Fire

Credit: US Department of State(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cairo, Egypt on Monday to meet with senior officials on the ongoing tensions in Gaza.

"The United States -- and our international partners -- are deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation, and the loss of more innocent life," a State Department statement said.

Kerry is expected to support a push for a ceasefire, similar to a truce agreed upon in November 2012.

Kerry is also expected to meet with Egyptian officials, as well as other officials from nations in the region.

The Egyptian government has pushed for a ceasefire agreement that is supported by both the United States and Israel, however, Hamas rejected the proposal.

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