Impasse in Israel-Hamas Cairo talks amid ceasefire concern

The Cairo talks deadlocked Thursday after Hamas and Jihad Islami flatly rejected all the proposals brought by Israel and Egypt.  They also refused to discuss extending the 72-hour ceasefire which expires Friday at 8 a.m. unless Israel and Egypt give ground on terms. The mood in Jerusalem has changed from the optimistic judgment that the war is over to a decision to seriously treat the threatened resumption of Palestinian attacks.


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