Egyptian delegation in Israel to discuss Gaza ceasefire

During visit, delegation members meet top Israeli officials

Egyptian delegation in Israel to discuss Gaza ceasefire

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior Egyptian security delegation visited Israel on Thursday for several hours to discuss ongoing efforts to hammer out a ceasefire between Palestinian resistance factions and the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

During their visit, delegation members met with several Israeli officials, according to Egypt’s flagship state daily Al-Ahram.

The visit comes amid ongoing efforts by Cairo to both reach a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based resistance groups and achieve reconciliation between rival Palestinian political factions.

In recent weeks, Hamas has been discussing proposals -- tabled by Egypt and the UN -- for inter-Palestinian reconciliation, a Hamas-Israel ceasefire, and humanitarian projects in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Earlier reconciliation agreements between Fatah and Hamas, the most recent of which was signed in Cairo last October, have failed to bear fruit due to ongoing differences between the two factions.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ağustos 2018, 18:09