Israel will not attend Gaza truce talks in Cairo, official says

Israel will not attend Gaza truce talks in Cairo, official says, Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2014

“Hamas is not interested in an accommodation,” official says on condition of anonymity; Fatah delegation set to fly to Cairo for talks; following breakdown of Friday truce, Hamas officials from Gaza will not attend.

SisiEgypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi looks on as he delivers a speech in Cairo. Photo: REUTERS

Israel will not send envoys to Gaza truce negotiations in Egypt on Saturday as planned, an Israeli official said, accusing Hamas of misleading international mediators.

“Hamas is not interested in an accommodation,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Friday broke down within hours on Friday.

Hamas is responsible for the bloody, swift end to a humanitarian cease-fire with Israel, US President Barack Obama said from the White House on Friday, once again vowing to pursue a temporary truce…

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