Amos Gilad to Cairo on Thursday for cease-fire talks

Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry's Diplomatic-Security Bureau, is set to arrive in Egypt on Thursday for Cairo talks on the possibilities of a cease-fire in Gaza. Gilad recently returned on Thursday from Egypt where he headed an Israeli delegation in talks on a mechanism to prevent arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip which could create the conditions for a cease-fire. The delegation also reviewed an Egyptian cease-fire proposal. Herb Keinon contributed to this report.