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Palestinian delegation blames Israel for failure of ceasefire talks

The Palestinian delegation to the Cairo ceasefire talks left the city this morning after the failure of the indirect talks with the Israeli delegation, the Anadolu news agency said.

Security forces in Cairo Airport said: “The members of the Palestinian delegation left this morning on board a Jordanian airplane heading to Amman then to Ramallah.”

Yesterday evening the delegation said that it would leave within hours blaming Israel for the collapse of ceasefire talks. The delegation said it would return to the negotiating table if the Palestinian demands were met.

The Israeli delegation left Cairo yesterday evening after it had been recalled by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of claims that rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israeli settlements in the south. Palestinians denied launching rockets.

Israeli occupation forces resumed attacks on Gaza and killed 19 Palestinians and wounded 120 others since the truce was broken.

The ceasefire talks were brokered by Egypt and included four truce agreements, a permanent ceasefire was not reached.

The Palestinian demands during the talks were for the siege on Gaza to be lifted, and for aggression on Palestinians to be stopped but Israeli called for disarming Palestinian fighters.


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