Israeli envoy arrives in Cairo for talks

An Israeli envoy arrived in Cairo on Monday to meet with Egyptian security officials about the Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that ended the assault on the Gaza Strip last week.

The envoy heads a small delegation which would focus on obstacles to a lasting truce, said a source that received them at the Cairo airport.

The source refused to reveal the identity of the envoy, saying only that he is a “security official sent by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Israel breached the ceasefire two days after it went into effect when it shot across the Gaza border on Friday, killing one Palestinian and wounding others, medics reported.

A Hamas spokesperson accused Israel of violating the truce and said the group would complain to Cairo.

Last Wednesday’s ceasefire deal ended an eight-day onslaught against Gaza that left 163 Palestinians and six Israelis dead.

Edited translation from DPA

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