Israeli envoys arrive in Cairo for Gaza talks

An Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo Monday morning after Hamas halted rocket fire at midnight at the satart of a bilateral three-day ceasefire mediated by Egypt. Negotiations monitored by Egyptian officials in separate rooms aim in the first instance to achieve a durable truce. (Read DEBKAfile story on Israel’s concessions). Two score rockets were fired from Gaza up until the last moment Sunday night. One was aimed at Tel Aviv and five at the southern town of Kiryat Gath.  In some places, red alerts for rockets stopped functioning in the last two days.

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