Many of the current IDF intelligence officials believe a long-term truce is possible.
Hamas spokesman Abdel Latif Qanou on Sunday denied the report, saying the talk was only about “confirming previous understandings related to ending the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.”
Egyptian sources: "Significant progress made towards achieving long-term ceasefire."
Sources in the Arabic media claim efforts are being made to persuade Hamas and the PIJ to accept a long-term ceasefire proposal that is planned last for five years.
Kahanist movement in Israel commemorated the 29th anniversary of the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane on Thursday night.
Middle East Peace Process envoy Nickolay Mladenov has been in Cairo working with the Egyptians to bring Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza back from the brink of war.
After two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the two sides announced a ceasefire on Thursday morning, which went into affect around 5:30 a.m..
“We will not tolerate attacks on our citizens,” Netanyahu said. “In the last year, we accumulated a mass of these attacks.”
The president said that the definition of the word “permanent” could be somewhat questionable “in that part of the world,” but clarified that he believes that the ceasefire will hold.