Report: Progress in cease-fire talks in Cairo

Islamic Jihad, Hamas officials say cease-fire agreement close to being reached; Palestinian news agency Ma'an also reports of development in reaching deal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
August 25, 2014 01:43
Cairo negotiations

Cease fire talks in Cairo . (photo credit: REUTERS)

Media reports early on Monday morning indicated that progress had been made in cease-fire talks in Cairo between Palestinians and Israel.

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that developments had been made that could clear the path for an agreement to be signed as soon as Monday morning.

According to Ma'an, Khaled al-Batsh
, a Islamic Jihad official said "a cease-fire is supposed to be signed within a few hours."

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The deputy leader of the Islamic Jihad, Ziad Nakhleh, told Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV that "we have decided a zero-hour, and it will happen within a few hours."

Hamas official Osama Hamdan said "there has been positive and fast progress in cease-fire talks in the past few hours."


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