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Israel holds off on attending Gaza truce talks in Cairo

Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 5:29pm IST | Agency: Reuters

Israel will not send envoys to  Gaza truce negotiations in Egypt on Saturday as planned, an Israeli official said, accusing enemy Palestinian Islamists of misleading international mediators.
" Hamas is not interested in an accommodation," the official said on condition of anonymity.

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Friday broke down within hours on Friday, with Israel and Hamas trading blame. A Palestinian delegation including Hamas officials was due to arrive later on Saturday in Cairo for new talks.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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