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Israel, Palestinians head into talks facing same issues as before war
Israel, Palestinians head into talks facing same issues as before war

Four weeks after reaching a truce that halted a ruinous 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, still seemingly mired in the same disagreements that helped trigger the fighting in the first place. Hanging over the discussions -- on hiatus since the Aug. 26 Egyptian-mediated cease-fire, which has largely held -- was the threat of a fresh round of fighting unless some longer-term accord can be reached. Hamas, the dominant power in Gaza, demands the lifting of Israel's blockade of the coastal enclave; Israel insists that the militant movement, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction,...

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