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Egypt Presses Palestinian Militants on Ceasefire with Israel


Egypt is holding talks in Cairo with Palestinian militant leaders, as part of a push to strengthen Palestinian support for a de facto ceasefire with Israel.

The talks are taking place as Egypt prepares to host an Israeli-Palestinian summit aimed at formalizing the truce and re-starting talks on the internationally brokered road map peace plan.

Militant sources say Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shallah were both meeting Wednesday with Egyptian negotiators.

Egypt has not commented on the talks.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters.

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