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Palestinians threaten to leave Cairo truce talks on Sunday

Published on Aug 10, 2014 7:16 AM

CAIRO (AFP) - Palestinian negotiators warned they would leave Cairo if an Israeli delegation did not show up for truce negotiations on Sunday, with one official setting a 1300 GMT deadline.

The talks broke down on Friday after the Hamas rulers of Gaza accused Israel of stalling and refused to extend a 72-hour ceasefire, setting off renewed hostilities that killed eight Palestinians on Saturday.

The Palestinian negotiators had earlier said an Israeli delegation was expected in Cairo on Sunday, based on an invitation by Egyptian mediators.

An Israeli official told AFP that talks could not take place until Palestinian rocket fire came to a halt.

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