Egypt, Hamas Discuss "Lasting" Truce with Israel

[AFP] Hala Boncompagni - A Hamas team met Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman on Sunday in Cairo in a bid to clinch a lasting truce in Gaza, days after an Israeli negotiator held similar talks. Egypt's state MENA news agency said Suleiman and Hamas officials discussed "Egyptian efforts to consolidate the cease-fire, reach a (permanent) truce, reopen Gaza crossings, and resume the Palestinian national dialogue." The talks include members of Hamas' powerful Syria-based politburo and a delegation from Gaza.

2009-01-26 06:00:00

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