Updated: 12:47, Sunday November 18, 2012
Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi said 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 on Saturday 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 said his movement was reluctant to agree a truce because it doubted the terms of the ceasefire could be guaranteed.
The Palestinian Information Centre, a website close to Hamas and acts as a mouthpiece, reported that Meshaal demanded “international guarantees” in his meeting with Egypt’s intelligence chief.
One of his demands was that Israel lift the blockade it imposed on Gaza after the Islamist movement seized the enclave in 2007.
Hamas had made a similar demand to agree a ceasefire after its December 2008-January 2009 war with Israel, but the restrictions have remained largely in place.
Powerful radar used in Australia for tracking can be used to impose a no-fly zone over the entire Israel, instantly when a missile is fired, you will straightaway attack that position, there is no way anyone can touch Israel. Even if the target is civilian hit the target also, it will be a warning to those who co-operate with Hamas will all end up dead. Israel is it really necessary to attack the Gaza Strip? There is only one way to stop all these nonsense, everybody has too much food to eat and are thinking of nonsense, barracade the entire area and start rationing food and water, those who has links with the militants will be denied everything, one rocket is fired punish everybody by giving them little or no food and water, I want to see how strong their will is against mine.
– Contributed by Oogle.