Defense Ministry official Gilad heads to Cairo for Gaza truce talks

The Defense Ministry's Diplomatic-Military Bureau chief, Maj.- Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, flew out to Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egyptian Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman on a possible Gaza truce. Nevertheless, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Yuval Diskin said at the weekly cabinet meeting earlier Sunday, that he was not optimistic at the prospect of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, saying he believed "the chances for calm are very low" due to the gaps between the sides.