Abbas discussed Gaza ceasefire proposal with Hamas official: MENA

CAIRO Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:30pm EDT

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Hamas political official Moussa Abu Marzouk on Wednesday in Cairo to discuss an Egyptian initiative that has so far failed to halt more than a week of warfare in Gaza, Egypt's state news agency MENA said.

The talks were the first concrete sign that efforts to reach a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants were still active despite the collapse a day earlier of a proposed mutual "de-escalation" of violence.

(Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Hatsin wrote:
Never thought I’d see the day that I would say Abbas is one of the Palestine’s best chances for peace. He’s actually been not insane and unreasonable through this whole thing, unlike Hamas.

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