Palestinian official: Egypt mediating Hamas-Israel truce

By REUTERS
October 24, 2012 22:28

A Palestinian official on Wednesday said Egypt was trying to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas.

"The 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.


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