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‘95% of the ceasefire issues have been solved’

An Egyptian security official tells an Egyptian newspaper that 95% of the issues on the table during ceasefire negotiations in Cairo have been solved, Haaretz reports.

Israel still refuses to allow the building of a seaport and airport in Gaza. Israel also will not release the fourth tranche of security prisoners that the Palestinians wanted to see freed during negotiations between Israel and the PA earlier this year.

Palestinian sources say that Israel had agreed in principle to free the Hamas prisoners originally released during the Gilad Shalit deal and re-arrested during Operation Brother’s Keeper in June.

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