Indications of Hamas-Israel truce ‘soon’, says Egypt president


In this Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to reporters during a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s Islamist president may hail from the fiercely anti-Israeli Muslim Brotherhood, but in his first major crisis over Israel, he is behaving much like his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak:. He recalled the ambassador and engaged in empty rhetoric supporting Palestinians. Mohammed Morsi is under pressure at home to do more but he is just as wary as Mubarak about straining ties with the United States. AP FILE PHOTO/Maya Alleruzzo

CAIRO – Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday his government was in touch with both Israelis and Palestinians and there were indications they could “soon” reach a truce, but there were no guarantees.

“There are some indications that there could be a ceasefire soon,” Morsi said at a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding that there were still “no guarantees.”

He said his country’s government was in “vigorous” communications with both the Palestinians and Israel.

A senior Hamas official had earlier told AFP his movement was reluctant to agree a truce because it doubted the terms of the ceasefire could be guaranteed.

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  • EREC

    This is the problem for Arab leaders…at the time there is no exchange of rockets between GAza & Israel they just silent ….now one side react for the action of another side they have more words to say at the end of the day Palestinian people residing in Gaza is the poor victim but the Hamas groups hiding in their bunkers or elsewhere. The big questions….. what kind of leaderships they have???? For what I observed Palestinian people(is a victim) in Gaza was hostaged by illigitimate group Hamas with the support of other Arab countries.

    This conflict started and happened for so long and needs to put an end!

    Israel must make first step to put this conflict to an end by occupying Gaza to remove this illigitimate governance of Hamas and apply humanitarian leadership and autonomous governance in the place.

    The situation in both borders was a big phsycological disturbance to the lives of the children on day to day basis, that will be the future leaders and inhabitants of that place. ISRAEL GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE STEP TO PUT THIS TO AN END! Both ordinary Israeli’s and Palestinian’s people are the ultimate victim!

    • Julio7

      Israel Government MUST put to an end of its occupation in Palestine.

      Peace is not only possible, it is simple. End the occupation. End the settlements.
      Let the Palestinians build a future for themselves. There will be peace. This is the real way for Israel to have an enduring peace and security and safety for it’s citizens.

  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    The rockets MUST stop coming out of Gaza, and then the Israeli military action cease. . If this situation continues and it escalates, IT WILL BE tragic — not just for Israelis and Palestinians, but cause upheaval across the region. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG , FOUNDERR AND PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE, IATF

    • Julio7

      Free Palestine! End the Israeli Occupation!

  • No Mind

    People of the world are starring at the the two pillar nations of great religions in the world: the Christians and the Mohammedans. So sad to think that where faith in God originated is where bloodshed is unstoppable. Wake-up! Have a shame on people who do not even know God. They might be even more loved by God than you!

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