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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was former President Hosni Mubarak's hand-picked military intelligence chief.

Are Hamas and Egypt moving to patch up their poor relations? According to the Rotter online news site, Musa Abu Marzouk, deputy director of Hamas’ political wing, told a Hamas website Monday that Cairo’s proposed conditions for a ceasefire will change in the coming hours.

Egypt and Hamas do speak directly, due to the tensions between the two sides. But according to reports out of Cairo, Mohammed Dahlan, a former senior Palestinian Authority minister and today a security advisor to the United Arab Emirates, is brokering the talks.

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Dahlan is trying to draft an addition Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be added to the original Egyptian proposal.The reports did not say which parts of the Egyptian draft would be “improved”, but it likely means that Hamas conditions at border crossings into Egypt would be improved.

Israel has agreed several times to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal, but Hamas as continued to fire. Cairo has been determined to oversee a staged ceasefire, meaning a first stage in which both sides hold their fire and resume the ceasefire understandings that followed the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, and a second stage that would include negotiations about the ceasefire clauses and conditions.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Fact, we Israelis want peace and live in peace side by side with Palestinians
    Fact, the Palestinians do not want it their goal to destroy us then their punishment to suffer and live like this
    Fact, Hamas has fired today near Shifa Hospital and due to a failure of the missile launching Hamas killing its citizens, so who does not care about innocent people? Only Palestinians
    Fact, we condemn any harm to innocent people, especially children, compared with the other side celebrating when it happens
    Fact, Gazans chose Hamas and its way then the situation is their fault
    Fact, Hamas does not care about the residents in Gaza Hamas firing from schools, hospitals, homes, to which Israel will have no choice and bomb there to kill civilians by mistake then Hamas can say that Israel is a criminal
    Fact, every country in the world was already occupying Gaza and destroying everything, you hypocrites, we Israelis have lived for years under the threat of missiles coming out of you too indiscriminately to children and helpless
    Fact, who takes pride in the murder of children and women are the Arabs and the Palestinians, we Israelis have compassion and even from Gaza we treat the wounded in hospitals in Israel, we regret any harm to children and innocent but that happens only because Hamas
    Fact, we left Gaza a few years ago and instead the Palestinians will use it to develop infrastructure, economic, cultural and education they choose to invest in any area of terrorism and money
    fact, Israel back to lines 67 and now is not conquering but the Palestinians and the Arab world Moron yell we wear rather than sit and talk about genuine peace, you do not want peace then suffer the consequences
    Fact, Hamas, and terrorist organizations are the real problem of the Arab world withdraws the Palestinians, we Israelis solution for better living side by side in mutual development, the real problem that swept through the brain to all the Arab world and no one to talk
    Fact, in the Arab world were already in government coups in Egypt, Sudan, Libya and soon Syria, if not better then Gaza residents rise up against Hamas and we’ll be the first to help them
    Fact, not innocent people of Gaza and innocent as long as they support Hamas why they deserve to suffer and who teaches children to kill Jews deserve to die in agony
    Fact, each of you would support the elimination of Gaza if they were digging tunnels under the room your children to kidnap and murder them, each of you would support the occupation of Gaza if the missiles were fired for years and were living under the alarms and do not know what this routine normal
    Fact, those who support the kidnapping, murder, stone throwing, stabbings, throwing Molotov cocktails, burning flags and endless more terrible things are Palestinians and Arabs So who’s not human? Israelis want peace but we will not hesitate to eliminate anyone who Restoration us
    Fact, you are all hypocrites and deny one truth, before you speak against us I suggest you visit here for a few days and then see who is human and who behaves like an animal
    Fact, We do not want to do a siege on Gaza deliberately the problem if there will be a blockade all they put in place will be related to terrorism insted Supply and construction of education, culture and housing, what would you do hypocrites?
    Fact, Over Tens of thousands of Syrians have been killed in recent months. But Jews Didn’t Do it, So the Media Doesn’t Care

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