"Responding to the UN Support Mission in Libya, we are announcing that we are committing a humanitarian truce
during the holy Eid al-Adha holiday," a statement read.
Previously, Tiger Forces commander Suleiman Shahin said operations were finished in northern Syria as long as the truce
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana rejected a truce
with communist rebels for the holidays because 'I don't want the NPA (New People's Army) using it to celebrate' the Communist Party of the Philippines' 50th anniversary.
Israeli politicians are divided between those who believe that a truce
is in Israel's strategic objectives -- the likes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- and those who don't.
The senior Fatah official, who is touted as a potential successor to ailing PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said the PA favors a truce
in the Gaza Strip.
Fatah spokesman Usama Qawasmi described in a statement claims by Hamas that its truce
with Israel will not have a political price as "nonsense, lies and disinformation that cannot fool anyone."
Palestinian sources said that the only faction in Cairo that is not currently agreeing with the truce
is the PFLP.
Cairo has brokered an interim truce
that has allowed commercial goods into Gaza ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast, which starts next week.
Officials from Fatah have not joined those of Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, and other Palestinian factions for the talks in Cairo on the long-term truce
He did not say if there was any direct or indirect contact with the Taliban about the truce
. He said the details would be released once the plan is finalized.
A statement issued by the Royal Court, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques followed with great interest the truce
and expressed his pleasure over the blessed step.
The request was made on Tuesday during the visit of a Pakistani military delegation that coincided with Kabul's declaration of the truce
, Barmak added, reported Arab News.