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Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

1 year ago August 12, 2014 Aug 12, 2014 Tuesday, August 12 2014 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:56:40 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Peter Enav

JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo.

Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after a short stay in Israel.

The Israeli military says no incidents - neither Hamas rocket fire at Israel nor Israeli strikes in Gaza - were registered overnight.

A senior Israeli official said the "gaps between the sides were big" while a Palestinian delegation member said Egyptian mediators told them they expected "an extremely long negotiating session" on Tuesday.

Both the Israeli and Palestinian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiations with the media.

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