Palestinian sources: Truce talks enter serious phase

Palestinian officials familiar with Cairo's attempts to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas said senior Fatah official Nabil Sha'ath met with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal.


Sha'ath said Mashaal informed him that the ceasefire talks have entered a serious phase but expressed doubt that an agreement would be reached soon due to Israel's demands. Sha'ath said Israel withdrew its demand for a full cessation of rocket fire. (Elior Levy)