Israel Seeks to End Gaza Operation Unilaterally

After a five-hour meeting Friday, cabinet decides against further cease-fire negotiations, relying instead on restoring Israel's deterrence.

Israel's security cabinet decided after a five-hour meeting Friday night that Israel will no longer seek a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip via negotiations with Hamas, senior Israeli officials said. Therefore, Israel does not intend to send a delegation to the Cairo truce talks as previously agreed in the course of the last cease-fire, before it was violated by Hamas.

The senior officials said that...