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November 26, 2012 8:05 pm

Egyptian Mediators Meet With Hamas, Israel for Ceasefire Talks

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An Israeli soldier directing deployment of troops on Gaza's border. Photo:IDF.

JPost – Washington understands well that Israel’s restrictions on the Gaza Strip are related to arms smuggling, and that a total relaxation of the restrictions would necessitate assurances that arms stop pouring into the enclave, a senior US official said Monday.

The official’s comments came as Egyptian mediators began separate talks Monday with Hamas and Israel to flesh out details of last Wednesday’s cease-fire.

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