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PA calls for five days of truce talks in Cairo

The Palestinian Authority suggests holding five days of negotiations in Cairo, during which it will meet with Hamas leaders and work out the terms of a ceasefire deal, Israel Radio reports.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas is said to support the terror group’s demand Israel release the prisoners freed during the  2011 swap for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit who were rearrested following the June 12 killing of three Israeli teenagers. It also backs easing the crossing restrictions on the Gaza Strip, and calls for holding a summit with its donor countries to discuss rebuilding the war-torn, poverty-stricken enclave.

However, along with Egypt, it maintains that the ceasefire must be implemented before Hamas’s demands are discussed.

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