Egypt has proposed a ceasefire to end a week of fighting between Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Egypt's state media report the Egyptian government presented a ceasefire plan on Monday that urges both sides to halt all attacks at 9 AM local time on Tuesday.
The Egyptian government also proposed a series of meetings in Cairo with high-level delegations from both sides once a stop to fighting is confirmed. The delegates are expected to discuss a long-term truce.
The Israeli military has carried out airstrikes on 1,500 targets, including Hamas's arsenals, in Gaza for 7 days through Monday. 170 Palestinians, including civilians, have been killed.
Egypt brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in 2012 after Israel carried out massive airstrikes on Gaza.
The country has been trying to mediate a truce to end the latest bloodshed.
Israel is set to convene a meeting of its security cabinet on Tuesday morning to discuss the Egyptian proposal.
Hamas has not yet shown any reaction.
Jul. 15, 2014 - Updated 00:25 UTC