Israel, Hamas present conditions for halt

2012-11-19 15:37

Cairo — A senior Egyptian official says Egyptian mediators are hoping on Monday to have a clearer idea whether a Gaza ceasefire is possible as Israel and Hamas present their conditions for a halt to fighting.

The official, who is familiar with the talks, says Israel and Hamas are both looking for guarantees to ensure a long-term stop to hostilities. The official says Egypt's aim is to stop the fighting and "find a direct way to lift the siege of Gaza".

The official says he hopes that "by the end of the day, we will receive a final signal of what can be achieved".

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the indirect negotiations.

  • Desilusionada - 2012-11-19 15:40

    How many ways and times should Israel say that the rockets must stop? Hopefully the message should be loud and clear by Monday.....

      theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-11-19 16:04

      @andre The land is connected to the God of the Bible...removing God's people from their land, means you prove the covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob does not exist. Hence the most important real estate in the world...Jerusalem! The city of the great king...the whole world will be drawn into this conflict, why? because the bible says so in the book Zachariah 12.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-11-19 17:22

      @andre, stop cutting and pasting my comments as yours; that "wall and nuking" thing i said word for word and if that is the land of "god" blah blah he must really had must be a crappy real estate agent or a bit of a black sense of humor

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-11-19 18:32

      . The Egyptians should be so proud of themselves, Only months ago, getting out of their own nightmare, Now , ready to help , make peace, in an almost impossible situation. Africa salutes you, President Morsi !!! - 2012-11-19 22:48

      how many times must the Palestinians face the coward Zionist bombing from their planes???? hopefully u get the message too. Go to this link and see these poor babes, if it were yours id like to see how u react - 2012-11-19 23:07

      The only cowards are Hamas! Using children by hiding rockets under their beds... These islamics are as bad as rhino poachers.

  • theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-11-19 15:55

    Hamas interprets "peace" as a time to reload...peace for them is when Israel is destroyed, or if the territory is under Islamic control...which would never happen.

      irene.laskowskadebeer - 2012-11-19 16:08

      racist much? dont know who's worst, fundamentalist muslims or zionists...

      irene.laskowskadebeer - 2012-11-19 16:56

      @ fred, you copy and paste the same two arguments over and over, we've all seen it, please try and be a little more relevant in the future.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-19 17:25

      Mammalian, you only have authority to speak for yourself, no-one else notwithstanding what your Ego says.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-11-19 19:32

      Or fundamentalist atheists for that matter.

  • jomdubai - 2012-11-19 16:02

    I'm listening to the Hamas leader live in Egypt now... this dude looooves his own voice.

  • customdesign - 2012-11-19 16:04

    The funny thing is, that Egypt is just as responsible for the "siege" - all they have to do is open their borders.

  • achmad.osman - 2012-11-19 16:26

    As usual - the trolls have come out from under the rock....

      theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-11-19 16:42

      yes you have

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-19 17:11

      Go straight back down your hole achmad...

  • matusowsky - 2012-11-19 21:46

    What's the point of calling for a cease-fire? Get the bloody UN involved. UN Peace force to mediate the tension. Get 20000 strong UN force INSIDE Gaza that will prevent rocket fire and Israel won't ever have to set a foot in that garbage of a wasteland Gaza again.

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