‘Disarmament not raised in Gaza ceasefire talks’

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nahla, the group’s number-two, says that the issue of disarming the Gaza Strip has not come up in ceasefire talks in Cairo, and that the demand is in any case unacceptable to Palestinian factions in the Strip, Israel Radio’s Gal Berger says, citing a report in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram.

Palestinian factions are meeting with Egyptian intelligence officials in an effort to broker a ceasefire to a month of fighting. Israel was set to join the talks multiple times, but in the past week has said that due to Hamas’s violations of multiple ceasefires, Israel would no longer negotiate any agreement with Hamas.

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