Gaza Officials in Cairo for Talks

YERUSHALAYIM -

As the truce between Israel and Gaza terrorist groups frayed after the launching of incendiary devices and IDF retaliation early Thursday morning, Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials reportedly went to Cairo to see Egyptian mediators.

Egypt brokered the current truce in November, and a Hamas official was quoted saying that the security situation would be on the agenda.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar “left Gaza for Cairo at the invitation of the head of the Egyptian intelligence service, Major General Abbas Kamal.”

Hamas and Israel do not have direct negotiations, rather Egypt has become the regular interlocutor.