Turkey-Egypt: Bridging the Gap?

Source: Middle East Institute

Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk

Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-situation-gaza-threatens-list-dangerously-out-control

At the moment, Egypt, Qatar, and Jordan are attempting to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. An earlier Egyptian attempt, which had called for an immediate cease-fire, to last one year, was apparently accepted by Hamas but rejected by Israel. Israel’s security cabinet had voted down a cease-fire on Sunday, although there is some feeling that the violence has escalated to a point where a cease-fire might be the most viable, or at least the wisest, option.

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