Mahmoud al-Zahar

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Egypt Hosts Gaza Truce Talks

Arab bulwark pitches ceasefire to Hamas, Islamic Jihad

(Newser) - Egypt has begun talks with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in an attempt to broker an end to rocket attacks on Israel and retaliatory Israeli raids in Gaza, Reuters reports. A ceasefire would make it easier for Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to resume peace talks with Israel. Leaders of the groups... More »

Egypt Seals Gaza Border Breach

Ends 11 day supply grab under Israel's blockade

(Newser) - After 11 days, Egypt has sealed the gap in its border with the Gaza Strip, ending the stream of Palestinians in search of food and supplies, Reuters reports. Hundreds of Egyptian security officers used barbed wire and metal barriers to seal the last gaps in the wall. Hamas militants told... More »

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