November 26th, 2012
02:34 AM ET

Hamas leaders in Egypt for cease-fire talks involving Israel

Talks are set to resume Monday in Cairo between Israeli and Egyptian officials to further discuss the details of the Hamas-Israeli cease-fire, which began to take hold last week, Hamas said in a statement.

Discussions will include topics such as opening border crossings and easing Israel's economic blockade in Gaza, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's office said.

A high-level delegation from Gaza arrived in Egypt ahead of the talks "to complete arrangements," according to the prime minister's office.

The cease-fire was brokered last week after Israel launched a series of strikes on Gaza with the stated goal of halting Israel-bound rocket attacks from militants in the Palestinian territory.


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  1. chrissy

    Good, then they can discuss that recent power grab that egyptian president Mohamad Morsi just made to take control over his whole country. Every bit as bad as Netanyahu and Al Assad, he is! All 3 are egotrippinmaniacs!

    November 26, 2012 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Sometimes it is difficult to believe that someone can compare the democratically elected Prime Minister of Israel with Arab dictators murdering thousands of their own citizens...

      November 26, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Benn

    They say he stripped the judicial system of all its power. That he is now a dictator – can do as he wishes. So much for the Arab Spring. .

    November 26, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Exactly! And thats how things escalated into the hot mess thats presently going on in Syria!

    November 26, 2012 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And why is that Thinker23? Netanyahu has no problem murdering thousands in other countries. And he thinks he is supreme while doing it. But that wasnt my point, hes an egotrippin maniac.

    November 26, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Well said HIDE BEHIND! And Israel is very good at that crying wolf thing. But just like the fairy tale, eventually, everyone gets wise to that sort of thing.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO ©

    I actually hope something positive comes from this. Despite my comments against the terrorists on the Palestinian side, if Hamas will actually accept peace and ENFORCE it in Gaza, and agree to power sharing with Fatah, this should ultimately end the fighting, at least in the short term. Does this mean murderers will go unpunished? Perhaps, but that's how it went in South Africa and in several latin American countries. Part of the price of a lasting peace.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |