Thursday, February 12, 2009

Middle East - Hamas: Truce with Israel Imminent

Officials from the Palestinian group that governs the Gaza Strip, Hamas, have said that a ceasefire with Israel will be announced within three days.

The officials, speaking in Egypt, said the agreement would ensure the end of violence in Gaza and the opening of the territory's border crossings.

The apparent breakthrough comes after weeks of negotiations in Cairo between Hamas and Egyptian officials.

Hamas also confirmed that reconciliation talks with rival Palestinian faction Fatah would take place on February 22.

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