US motives behind its support of the truce
talks are unsurprisingly similar to those of Israel.
Hel said he found it "absurd" that Israel was prepared to forgo important issues in the current truce
discussions, such as Hamas's heavy weapons and rockets.
The Fatah spokesman said the truce
is in reality a word by word implementation of the Israeli scheme aimed at annihilating the Palestinian cause.
Palestinian sources familiar with the tension between the PA and Egypt attribute Abbas to the rejection of the truce
agreement that Egypt and UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nikolai Mladenov are working to accomplish along with Palestinian reconciliation.
Officials from Fatah have not joined those of Hamas and other Palestinian factions for the talks in Cairo on the long-term truce
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With long-delayed parliamentary elections slated for October, followed by a presidential vote six months later, the government is keen to extend the truce
even beyond Eid.
Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef, who was ambassador to Pakistan under the Taliban government, said the truce
is the start of a 'big process,' and expressed hope that it will be extended.
In the meantime, a Russian delegation visited several villages in Southern Idlib and East of the Railway Station to find a suitable location for setting up a truce
monitoring point in Eastern Idlib.
The ancient Greek tradition of the ekecheira, or "Olympic Truce
," began in the eighth century B.C., and serves as a hallowed principle of the Olympic Games.
'As president of the General Assembly at its 72nd session, I solemnly appeal to all member states to demonstrate their commitment to the Olympic truce
for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic and Paralympic Games and to undertake concrete actions at the local, national, regional and world levels to promote and strengthen a culture of peace and harmony based on the spirit of the truce
,' Lajcak told a plenary session of the General Assembly, which backed his appeal.
Maareb, Yemen, Safar 19, 1438, Nov 19, 2016, SPA -- The Yemeni army said today that the Houthi militias and forces loyal to deposed president Ali Saleh have violated the current truce
since its first day.