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    Talks underway in Cairo for Gaza truce


    by PressTV

    Talks are underway in Egypt for a long-term truce agreement between Israelis and Palestinians following the announcement of a 3-day ceasefire in Gaza.
    Palestinians and Israelis have agreed for moving ahead with indirect talks in Cairo. The Arab league also held an emergency meeting to discuss the latest in the war on Gaza and came out with a statement that urges Egypt to cement its efforts to achieve a long lasting cease fire that allows for negations. During the Arab League meeting, the Palestinian delegation called on the League to demand setting up air, land and sea bridges to deliver humanitarian aids to the people in Gaza which. Sa'ab Erekat, PLO Executive Committee member said that the UN will be asked to help coordinate the creation of the air corridors. The Palestinian side has listed a number of conditions for a lasting cease fire including ending the blockade on the Gaza strip and securing a connection between the West Bank and Gaza, conditions mostly refused by the Israeli side. Egypt has been criticized for not doing enough to end Israel’s aggression on Gaza. Cairo’s efforts have so far led to two 72 hours cease fires. The Arab League today concluded to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. It also expressed hope that the ongoing negotiations in Cairo could put an end to Israeli aggression.