Report: Israeli Officials Pessimistic About Possibility of Truce with Hamas

Israel's new Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot delivers a speech during his swearing-in ceremony at the Prime Minister's Jerusalem offices on February 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ynetnews reports: The Security Cabinet discussed the proposed ceasefire agreement with Hamas in Gaza for five hours on Sunday. During the meeting, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot briefed the ministers on the situation in the strip.

While the ministers discussed the plan, they made no decisions on the matter and were not asked to approve it.

The plan, mediated by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov and Egyptian intelligence, is the first stage in the effort to reach a broader agreement between Hamas and Israel.

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