Palestinians press on with Cairo talks

Cairo - Palestinian factions will remain in Cairo and press on with Egyptian-mediated talks despite the end of the ceasefire in Gaza, the head of the delegation, Fatah official Azzam Ahmed, said on Friday.

"We are not for escalation. We are ready to continue through our Egyptian brothers in negotiating to reach a final agreement that would return the rights to their owners," Ahmed said. "I mean here lifting the blockade of Gaza."

Ahmed said Palestinian negotiators were due to meet Egyptian intelligence officials, who have been mediating the talks, later in the day. He said Palestinian factions were united in their decision not to extend the 72-hour truce that ended at 05:00 GMT and had been clear about their basic demands to end the conflict.

Mohammed Mian 2014-08-08 05:43:58 PM
1967 borders as a start Brothers
Makhulu Zulu 2014-08-08 05:49:22 PM
I can't understand what makes Israel block another countries port and borders
Kayla 2014-08-08 06:35:56 PM
Throughout history.... The oppressors are suppose to be the terrorists and the oppressed are the freedom fighters. Netanyahu is artfully manipulating those who have always supported apartheid regimes to believe the opposite. Only a shallow thinker will not ask why Hamas fires those homemade rockets in the first place... What are their demands? And why do Palestinians support them? Because Hamas is the only hope the Palestinians have to being free from oppression. If you question the oppression - google images of the "apartheid wall" - yes ofcourse... That's self defense again. I'm sure it has nothing to do with racism.
Riaz Kajee 2014-08-08 06:36:03 PM
Zionism is not Judaism like apartheid was not Christianity. Zionism was opposes all religions similar to nazism.
Elyas Yakub 2014-08-08 06:44:26 PM
HATFIELD DO YOU EVER TRAVEL TO GAZA,I THINK YOU DONT EVEN KNOW THE MAP OF GAZA, THERE IS EVERY THING IS BLOCK BY ISREL,LIFT THE BLOCKET AND ALL FREE.
King Swayi 2014-08-08 08:15:22 PM
Is Palestine the equivalent of "homelands" in apartheid SA? I just want to know the type of state they are.
Zahir 2014-08-09 10:05:34 AM
Hamas is not helping matters at least they should be concerned about civilians first