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Hamas and Israeli truce continues a second day

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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 4:47 PM by Caroline McDougall
Updated: Aug 12, 2014 5:15 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Egypt, negotiation, truce, second day

JERUSALEM - A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas is about to expire in a day, and a negotiation is still not determined between the two enemies.

The talks are meditated through Egypt, which claims they are not sure whether any progress is being made. Israeli officials retunred to Cairo today to discuss a deal, but a senior Israeli official says there are still large gaps between Israeli and Hamas representatives.

Hamas is demanding a blockade between Israel and Egypt is taken down due to its devastating economic affect on Gaza. The blockade was placed to cease the exchange of weapons to Hamas who fired rockets into Israel.

There are claims that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is discussing an agreement with Cabinet members, but Israel's defense minister says a deal made by the deadline is not likely and fighting could resume.

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