Israel Gives a Chance to Egyptian, UN Efforts to Ease Gaza Tensions

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Nazeer Majli - Israel is giving a chance to efforts by Egypt and UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov to ease tensions with Gaza, despite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' opposition. Israel's political and security cabinet on Wednesday endorsed the position of the Israeli army which opposes launching a large-scale military operation in Gaza against Hamas. Israeli sources said the situation in Gaza did not justify launching a broad military confrontation with Hamas, and that an opportunity should be given to Egyptian and UN efforts which aim at new arrangements to rebuild the infrastructure in Gaza.

2018-10-11 00:00:00

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