CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt has proposed that a yet to be agreed truce between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza begin on February 5, a Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine official told AFP on Monday. Hamas and Israel have both largely observed their unilateral ceasefires but have not agreed on a lasting truce. DFLP official Saleh Zaidan said Egypt, which has been mediating truce talks between Israel, Hamas and several Palestinian factions, would continue discussions to shore up the ceasefire before February 5. "The truce will encompass the opening of passages (into Gaza) and will be between Israel and the five main Palestinian factions," Zaidan said, meaning Fatah, Hamas, the DFLP, the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine and Islamic Jihad. He added that Egypt has proposed that Palestinian reconciliation talks begin on February 22.