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Egypt seeks long-term deal between Israel, Hamas

Egypt, which brokered last week's cease-fire that ended hostilities and between Israel and Hamas and also hosted Palestinian reconciliation talks earlier this year, hopes it can help put in place a long-term truce.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 24, 2021.

Egypt is working to broker an additional agreement between Israel and Hamas following the recent fighting. 

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is expected to meet his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo next week to discuss a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas, the Israeli news outlet Haaretz reported Thursday. 

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