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Hamas invited back for fresh truce talks

world Updated: Jan 16, 2009 20:46 IST
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Egypt on Friday invited Hamas back to Cairo for a fresh round of talks on a Gaza truce after an Israeli delegation told Egypt the Jewish state's position, a senior Islamist said on Al-Jazeera television.

The Egyptians "told us today that they've received the Israeli response to our proposals and asked us to return to Cairo for new talks," Mohammed Nassr said on the satellite station.

Nassr also said that Turkey had told Hamas about "ideas prepared with their brothers in Egypt concerning their ceasefire efforts."

He did not provide details on the negotiations, repeating Hamas's demands for a ceasefire, for Israeli troops to withdraw from Gaza and for its crossings to be opened.

"There were differences (during the last round of Cairo talks) which require further discussions and our brothers in Egypt ask us for more time to discuss" with the Israelis, Nassr said.