Confident Kerry 'working towards' seven-day truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is confident there is a framework for a truce in Gaza that will "ultimately succeed" despite Israel rejecting the latest ceasefire proposal.

He was joined at a news conference in Cairo by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, where both men called for a seven-day humanitarian truce in Gaza across the Eid-ul-Fitr religious holiday, beginning with an extendable 12-hour "pause" in fighting.

Mr Kerry accepted there are still disagreements on the terminology for a Gaza truce but said peacemakers were "working towards" brokering an agreement between Israel and Hamas.

He said he was confident Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "committed" to working towards a peaceful solution.