Palestinian negotiator hopes for deal in ‘coming hours’

The head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, Azzam al-Ahmad, says he hopes a lasting ceasefire agreement will be secured in the coming hours, but stresses that the Palestinians will not accept a deal that does not meet its goals, Ynet reports.

“We hope to reach a final agreement for a ceasefire and to establish a lull in the coming hours,” the Fatah official says.

The Palestinians will not sign any “thin” agreement, he says. “We have clear goals, and every deal must answer the demands of the Palestinian people.”

Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed gives a press conference at a hotel in Cairo late on August 13, 2014 (Photo credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP)
Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmad gives a press conference at a hotel in Cairo, August 13, 2014. (photo credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

The Israeli and Palestinian team returned to Cairo on Sunday, and talks were set to restart this evening.

The five-day truce will expire tomorrow at midnight.

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