August 11, 2014
THE WAR WON:
Israel denies reaching out to Hamas for long-term ceasefire (ELHANAN MILLER, August 11, 2014, Times of Israel)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 11, 2014 2:36 PMHamas website Al-Resalah reported on Sunday that elements within the movement were responding to direct Israeli overtures, bypassing the Egyptian intelligence services which have been overseeing ceasefire talks in Cairo between Israeli and Palestinian delegations. Al-Resalah's "knowledgeable sources" said that Israel had decided to turn to Hamas directly after realizing that Egypt is a stumbling block for any agreement between Israel and Gaza, with "Cairo pursuing its own particular interests more than Israel's."
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