Palestinians Cautiously Optimistic on Reaching Long-term Gaza Truce With Israel

Egyptian sources say a more permanent cease-fire could be signed as early as Wednesday; 'the debate is mainly over the wording,' says source.

Disagreements over the opening of the border crossings between Israel and Gaza, including how the crossings will be supervised and what kind of merchandise will be allowed into Gaza, are among the key issues delaying the signing of a cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip.