Cease-Fire Holds in Gaza

(Wall Street Journal) Asa Fitch, Joshua Mitnick and Mohammed Najib - A five-day truce, agreed upon by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators late Wednesday, was largely holding Thursday. A rocket was fired from Gaza at 8:20 a.m. local time, but fell short of Israeli territory, Israel's military said. The Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians will resume on Monday. "The public in Gaza wants the war to stop, so any restart of fighting is a burden for Hamas," said Ghassan Khatib, vice president of Bir Zeit University in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "At the same time, its end without the accomplishment of any goals will be a problem for Hamas."

2014-08-15 00:00:00

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