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Egypt - Palestinian Delegation Arrives In Cairo For Cease-Fire Talks

Published on: July 29, 2014 08:24 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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File photo of Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk who is part of the delegation In Cairo for cease-fire talks. EPA/MOHAMMED SABEREgypt - A delegation comprised of various Palestinian factions reportedly arrived Tuesday in Cairo for talks on an Egyptian cease-fire initiative proposed two weeks ago to quell the fighting between Hamas and Israel, according to Al-Arabiya.

The delegation - including representatives from the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad - was slated to meet with Egyptian officials to discuss the draft truce, which Hamas and Islamic Jihad previous rejected and Israel accepted.

Among the delegation members were Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad, Moussa Abu Marzouk of Hamas and Ziyad Nahal from the Islamic Jihad, according to the report.

Israel briefly halted its strikes in Gaza after accepting the Egyptian truce proposal on July 15, but resumed attacks the next day as terrorists in Gaza pounded Israel with fresh salvos of rockets.

Hamas rejected the Egyptian efforts to end fighting, saying any deal must include an end to a blockade of the coastal enclave and a recommitment to a cease-fire reached in Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.

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Egypt has previously said it has no plans to revise the cease-fire proposal, while Hamas has stressed that it has no plans to change their conditions to a truce.


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 Jul 29, 2014 at 08:42 AM leo Says:

No more ceasefire..... Only a ploy to give Hamas "rest period". They never abide even by their own ceasefires , so why should we even listen? Isn't it strange that their proposed ceasefire is for Hamas , and Hamas is not one of the delegations in discussion.. Therefore initiative useless anyways........

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:52 AM fat36 Says:

You mean a delegation of terrorist

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