Despite the violence, a general in Egyptian intelligence involved in talks to broker a cease-fire expressed optimism Monday that a deal to stop hostilities could be reached.
The general told CNN that Hamas gave Israel its conditions for a cease-fire through an intermediary, intelligence chief Mohamed Shehata.
"We are optimistic about the negotiations so far," the general said. ...
YNet: Ceasefire will comprise two stages - 'First, all IDF activities in the strip will stop; Second, conditions of residents of the Gaza Strip will improve.' Sounds like a winning plan.