Waiting to see how a cease-fire would pan out
Even if a cease-fire is reached, it's unlikely to be imposed immediately. But in the meantime, the fire continues.
Events since Sunday morning merely continue the events of the weekend, with no change of direction. Both Israel and Hamas are still waiting for word from the talks in Cairo. If the Muslim countries – Egypt, Turkey and Qatar – lean hard enough on the top people in Hamas, there is a real chance of extracting an agreement to a cease-fire that will prevent a ground operation. Without that, there’s a reasonable...
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