A senior Hamas official tells CNN that a "calming down" will be announced at 9 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET).
The "calming down" of the deadly attacks of the past week in Israel and Gaza could halt violence, but is not the same as an official cease-fire or truce, CNN's Ben Wedeman reported.
A source familiar with discussions in Jerusalem told CNN that Israel has not agreed to a cease-fire. "One of the Israeli demands is that there should be a period of total calm for 24 hours before committing to any agreement," that official said. Negotiations are continuing, the source said.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in the region soon to help in negotiations.
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