Sunday, 18 November 2012

Egyptian intel chief working to forge cease-fire

Near the Israel-Gaza border - Egypt's intelligence chief is spearheading talks with Hamas and Israel to forge a stop to the five days of warring that has engulfed Gaza and the Jewish state and head off an Israeli ground offensive into the besieged Palestinian territory.
Mohammed Shehata contacted Israel and requested that it "calm down" the situation, a general with Egyptian intelligence told CNN. He is trying to persuade both sides to reach a cease-fire, and negotiations are still ongoing with no clear conclusion yet, said the general, who asked not to be named.
The Palestinian Information Center, a Hamas-run media outlet, said Shehata met with Hamas leader Khalid Meshaal on Saturday in an attempt "to calm the situation and stop the Zionist assault on Gaza."
Meeting in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, Meshaal's delegation passed along conditions for a process that would ease the situation and reach an agreement.

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