Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Cairo for indirect cease-fire talks with Israel

September 23, 2014 03:02

Hamas and Islamic Jihad representatives headed to Cairo on Monday to participate in indirect cease-fire talks with Israel, which are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the “exploratory talks” are aimed at reaching permanent understandings and agreements” between the Palestinians and Israel.The Hamas delegation consists of Mahmoud Zahar, Khalil al-Hayeh, and Musa Abu Marzouk, while the Islamic Jihad team is headed by Khaled al-Batsh and Nafez Azzam.

Fatah leaders Azzam al-Ahmed and Jibril Rajoub are also scheduled to participate in the talks.

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