Israel, Hamas to return to truce talks in Cairo Sunday

Truce talks between Israel and Hamas will resume on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt’s Al Qahera News TV reports, citing a security source.

Haaretz on Saturday quoted an unnamed Israeli source saying the talks have been deadlocked because Hamas has refused to show any flexibility on its demand for all northern Gazans to be allowed to return and its conditioning of any further hostage releases on an Israeli commitment to ending the war and withdrawing all IDF forces. Israel has rejected both of these demands out of hand.

On Monday, Hamas rejected compromises hammered out between Israel, Egypt, Qatar and the United States in Doha, causing Jerusalem to recall most of its negotiating team.

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