Report: Hamas accepts proposal by Egypt for truce in Gaza

Thursday, January 15, 2009

See here. Apparently this is breaking news.

I have no extra information on this, just nice to see this happen. Assuming it really does happen, that is.

Hamas is willing to accept an Egyptian initiative for a cease-fire agreement with Israel, after having added some amendments, the Saudi-owned Arabic language Al Arabiya TV reported Wednesday evening.

The report came as Israeli forces were nearing the end of the 19th day of an offensive targeting Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
According to the report, Hamas has agreed to abide by the 2005 agreement which calls for Palestinian Authority forces to man the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt under the supervision of European observers.

Hamas conditioned the cease-fire agreement with Israel on the immediate withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces from the Gaza Strip, Al Arabiya reported. The senior Hamas officials that held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo had announced that they would hold a press conference on the outcome of the negotiations at 8 P.M.


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