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NEGOTIATIONS Israel, Hamas Hold Talks in Egypt Jack Guez, AFP / Getty Images

Israel, Hamas Hold Talks in Egypt

Representatives of both Hamas and Israel held separate meetings with leaders in Egypt Sunday after an Israeli bomb killed 11 people in Gaza earlier in the day. Seventy Palestinians have been killed since Wednesday, including 20 children, pushing Hamas toward its newly Islamist neighbors, like Egypt, for support. Hamas officials say there’s only one condition that will put an end to the string of rocket attacks on Israel: an overthrow of the blockade of the Gaza territory that would allow for free movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza along with a guarantee that Israel will stop all attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to "significantly expand" military operations.

November 18, 2012 10:40 PM