The station close to Hamas contradicted an early statement by Jihad Islami and Al Arabiya TV
that a ceasefire will be announced at 1900 or 2000 hours (local time). Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi also predicted a Gaza ceasefire would be in the bag before the end of the day. Arab League secretary led a delegation of 10 Arab foreign ministers on a visit to Gaza. DEBKAfile: The ministers tried to persuade Hamas to moderate its terms for a ceasefire.