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Diplomatic source to ToI: ‘We’re close’ to brokering ceasefire, will need 2 more days max.

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Rockets are launched towards Israel from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Rockets are launched towards Israel from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

A diplomatic source familiar with Egypt’s efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas tells The Times of Israel, “we’re close” and that it should be reached in “two days maximum.”

Channel 12 reports that Egypt told Hamas this evening that if it wants a ceasefire, it needs to stop firing at Israel. The network speculates that this may be the reason why Hamas has not made good on its promise to fire at Tel Aviv this evening.

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