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GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.N.- and Egyptian-mediated talks on a deal to tamp down tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in "advanced stages," a senior member of the Palestinian enclave's dominant Islamist Hamas group said on Wednesday.
The remarks were echoed by a top Israeli lawmaker, who predicted a possible breakthrough after four months of confrontations and clashes that stirred mutual threats of war.
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