Mubarak to Barak: Israeli, Egyptian security task forces must resume ops

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to resume joint operaitions of Israeli and Egyptian security task forces, Army Radio reported Thursday. Mubarak telephoned the defense minister after contact between the respective forces was temporally suspended due to Passover. Mubarak's request comes in the wake of Egypt's attempts to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.