Israel-Hamas truce holds as Gaza talks continue
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Israel-Hamas truce holds as Gaza talks continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel and Hamas representatives are expected to be in long negotiating sessions today.

A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as indirect negotiations on a lasting ceasefire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are set to resume in Cairo.

Israel Radio said the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital today after a short stay in Israel.

The Israeli military said no incidents – neither Hamas rocket fire at Israel nor Israeli strikes in Gaza – were registered overnight.

A senior Israeli official said the “gaps between the sides were big”, while a Palestinian delegation member said Egyptian mediators told them they expected “an extremely long negotiating session” today.

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