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  8/3/2014, Av 7, 5774

Hamas Delegation Arrives in Cairo for Ceasefire Talks

A Hamas team arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with Egyptian mediators on a possible truce in Gaza, an airport official and state news agency MENA said. The delegation is led by senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq, the sources said.

Egypt, the traditional broker in conflicts between Israel and Hamas, had invited Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to gather in Cairo to thrash out a durable truce in Gaza based on an Egyptian ceasefire proposal. Israel, however, has said it will not send anyone to the talks.