Israel holds off on attending Gaza truce talks in Cairo

Reuters , Saturday 2 Aug 2014

A member of the Abed Aal family salvages belongings from his family's house that was destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

Israel will not send envoys to Gaza truce negotiations in Egypt on Saturday as planned, an Israeli official said, accusing "enemy" Palestinian Islamists of misleading international mediators.

"Hamas is not interested in an accommodation," the official said on condition of anonymity.

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Friday broke down within hours on Friday, with Israel and Hamas trading blame. A Palestinian delegation including Hamas officials was due to arrive later on Saturday in Cairo for new talks. 

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