Officials: Barak to meet Mubarak to discuss Gaza situation

Israeli officials said Saturday that Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday. The officials said the meeting will deal with Egyptian efforts to work out a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. The talks in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheik will also focus on Egyptian efforts to prevent arms smuggling into the Palestinian territory, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity since the meeting had not yet been officially announced.