Israel's Gaza Offensive Day 8 As Israel and Hamas Grapple With Cease-fire, Barak and Netanyahu Disagree on Terms

Hamas, Islamic Jihad statement on imminent lull in fighting delayed at last minute over 'Israeli requests'; Israeli official: Egypt is interested in seeing Hamas gains.

Following a day of intense diplomatic efforts, and grueling negotiations in Cairo, a statement on a cease-fire in Gaza, due to come into effect midnight Tuesday, was postponed in the last minute. Egyptian officials and senior Hamas operatives indicated that an Israeli request was the reason for the delay, and that talks would resume on Wednesday morning.