Hamas says truce possible, won't yield to Israeli conditions

CAIRO Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:46am EST

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian-mediated talks to reach a truce between Palestinians and Israelis are ongoing but Gaza-based Hamas will not yield to any Israeli conditions, the exiled Hamas leader said on Monday.

Khaled Meshaal, speaking at a news conference in Cairo, also said the two sides could reach a truce but there could also be an escalation and Hamas was ready for all possibilities.

(Reporting by Shaimaa Fayed and Tom Perry; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Jon Hemming)