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SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew Delhi, India - July 31, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State:"This morning, Israel and the Palestinian factions have agreed that they have now prepared to impliment a 72-hour, unconditional ceasefire. So starting later this morning at 8 o'clock August 1st the parties are expected to cease all offensive military activities."++ONE SECOND OF BLACK++2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State:Israel will be able to continue its defensive operations for those tunnels that are behind its lines, and the Palestinians will be able to receive food, medicine and additional humanitarian assistance, as well as to be able to tend to their wounded, bury their dead, and in safe areas be able to travel to their homes."++ONE SECOND OF BLACK++3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State:"Egypt will be able to issue invitations to the parties immediately in order to engage in serious and focused negotiations with Egypt to address the underlying causes of this conflict." ++ONE SECOND OF BLACK++4. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State: "The parties obviously need to find a way to address Israel's security concerns, and to ensure that the people of Gaza can live in safety and in dignity."++ONE SECOND OF BLACK++5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State:"It is a lull of opportunity. A moment for the sides to come together with the state of Israel in an effort to try to address ways to find a sustainable ceasefire and then over a longer period of time to address the underlying issues." ++ONE SECOND OF BLACK++6. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, Secretary of State:"There are no guarantees. This is a difficult, complicated issue, years and years in the building, and I think everyone knows it has not been easy to get to this point."STORYLINE:Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict."This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination, a focus by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead," Kerry said in New Delhi, where he was meeting with Indian officials. The U.S. and the United Nations announced the cease-fire in a joint statement. Israeli and Palestinian delegations were expected to travel immediately to Cairo for talks with the Egyptian government aimed at reaching an end to the conflict, now more than three weeks old. During the cease-fire, Kerry said Israel will be able to continue its defense operations to destroy tunnels that are behind its territorial lines. The Palestinians will be able to receive food, medicine and humanitarian assistance, bury their dead, treat the wounded and travel to their homes. The Palestinian delegation is expected to include members of Hamas, which the United States and Israel consider a terrorist organization and cannot be negotiated with directly. So if the Israelis and Palestinians meet face to face, the Hamas members will not participate in those talks.