Israeli official in Cairo for cease fire talks
This is probably a final effort at negotiations before the IDF invades.
Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The officials said the official arrived at Cairo's airport and was immediately rushed away from the tarmac into talks.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity under security guidelines, did not identify the Israeli.
Israeli officials declined comment.
Egypt has been leading international efforts to broker a truce to end five days of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
Nabil Shaath, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who was in Cairo, confirmed the Israeli's arrival.
He says there are "serious attempts to reach a cease-fire."
Shaath was headed to Gaza later Sunday to work on cease-fire efforts.
Hamas may agree to a cease fire, but a lot of those rockets are being fired off by jihadists only loosely connected to the government in Gaza. But Hamas is not without influence among these terrorists since they allow them to operate in Gaza without any interference. A word from Hamas would no no doubt get most of the terrorists to cease their rocket launches.