Editor’s Note: Hamas has shown no intention of letting up. Netanyahu is smart to keep his guard up. If Hamas refuses to agree to a cease-fire for the ‘truce talks’, it will show their true intentions.
Israel said Sunday it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.
The head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo said earlier that it would pull out unless Israeli negotiators, who flew home from the Egyptian capital on Friday hours before a three-day ceasefire expired, came back to the talks.
Israeli air strikes and shelling killed three Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday, including a boy of 14 and a woman, medics said, in a third day of renewed fighting that has jeopardized international efforts to end a more than month-old conflict.