The Failed Palestinian Cease-Fire Talks in Cairo

(Al-Ahram - Egypt)Amira Howeidy - The meeting of Palestinian factions in Cairo reportedly discussed three forms of cease-fire: stopping operations inside the 1948 borders of Israel known as the Green Line; not targeting civilians; and calling a unilateral truce lasting between three months and a year. According to Islamic Jihad delegation head Ziyad El-Nakhala, however, "whatever is being said about truces can only be attributed to parties that have no influence on the ground. The truth of the matter is that the more effective factions stated their position, which was a continuation of the resistance."

2003-02-05 00:00:00

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