Hamas expresses optimism after ceasefire talks

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Egyptian delegation leaves Gaza following discussions regarding possible long-term arrangement between Israel and the terror group, in accordance with understandings reached during Operation Protective Edge four years ago; meanwhile, incendiary balloons start eight fires in Gaza border region.

Only Abbas able to make peace: former Israel PM Olmert

Only Abbas able to make peace: former Israel PM OlmertMahmud Abbas is the only Palestinian leader capable of striking a peace deal with Israel, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said in comments broadcast Saturday after the two men met in Paris. “The only person among the Palestinian people who is capable of doing it and who proved in the past that he is completely committed to do it is Dr Mahmud Abbas, and that’s why I have an immense respect for him,” he said. US-brokered peace talks have been frozen since 2014, and the Palestinian leadership cut contact with the White House after US President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.