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Palestinian Factions Meet in Cairo, Discuss Truce with Israel

Egyptian and Palestinian officials meet Tuesday with militant Palestinian leaders in Cairo, for talks aimed at consolidating a de-facto ceasefire with Israel.

Delegates were to review a proposal put forward by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and backed by Egypt for a one-year truce, during which all factions would agree to halt attacks on Israeli targets.

However, some delegates say such a deal would require more significant Israeli concessions.

Ahead of the talks, Western news reports quoted militant leaders as saying they will not agree to a long-term ceasefire unless Israel promises to end incursions into Palestinian towns, and the targeted killings of militant leaders.

For its part, Israel says a ceasefire must be accompanied by a Palestinian move to disarm and dismantle militant groups.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.