Wed,Mar 12,2014 10 AdarII 5774
A senior Egyptian official says Egyptian mediators are hoping Monday to have a clearer idea whether a Gaza ceasefire is possible as Israel and Hamas are presenting their conditions for a halt to fighting…Israel and Hamas are both looking for guarantees to ensure a long-term stop to hostilities…The official says he hopes that "by the end of the day, we will receive a final signal of what can be achieved." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the indirect negotiations.
The draft cease-fire agreement condemns Israel for “aggression” and calls for it to stop airstrikes. The draft also called for League Secretary-General Nabil Al-Arabi to lead a delegation of ministers to Gaza “immediately” to show solidarity with Palestinians.