A Palestinian official on Wednesday said Egypt was trying to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas.
contacts Cairo made resulted in a verbal promise by Hamas to calm the
situation down and Israel said it was monitoring calm on the ground and
would refrain from attacks unless it was subject to rocket fire from
Gaza," said the official, who is close to the talks.
The Egyptians have reportedly played a role in ceasefire
mediation before, most recently in March, where a high-level Hamas
delegation headed by Musa Abu Marzouk arrived in Cairo for talks with
Egyptian officials on ways of ending the violence that erupted after the IDF killed Zuheir al-Qeisi, commander of the Popular Resistance Committees.
JPost.com staff contributed to this report.