November 19, 2012

Deescalation in Gaza Requires U.S. Leadership

The National, The National

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On Friday, Egyptian prime minister Hisham Qandil flew to Gaza for talks with the Hamas leadership about the current conflict with Israel. Although Israel observed a ceasefire during the brief visit, once Mr Qandil left, it bombed the building where the talks had occurred. Hamas headquarters has been reduced to rubble, and many fear that the uneasy peace between Egypt and Israel, which has existed since the Camp David Accords came into effect in 1980, will soon be in tatters.

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