Egypt asks Israel to let Hamas, Jihad leaders into Gaza

The pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reports that Egypt is discussing with Israel the possibility of allowing two senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials, Khalil Al-Hiye and Khaled Al-Batsh respectively, to return to Gaza from truce talks in Cairo without being targeted by Israel.

Palestinian officials at the truce talks have said that Israel’s decision not to attend the talks after Hamas’s latest break of the weekend ceasefire “doesn’t interest us, since we wouldn’t have met with [Israel] directly in any case,” Ynet reports.

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