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Israel, Palestinians begin talks on permanent truce in Gaza Strip
Israel, Palestinians begin talks on permanent truce in Gaza Strip

As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. There were reports in Israeli and Palestinian news media that Israel was willing to offer concessions to Hamas militants that would slightly ease some of the economic and border restrictions in Gaza, but the reports could not be confirmed. Banks and shops reopened in Gaza, allowing people to cautiously resume their routines. Many used the promise of a safe morning to return to the neighborhoods they had fled weeks ago, checking on the state of their homes and...

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