As Gaza-truce talks begin, sides stake out hard stances

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

A Palestinian helps an elderly man as they walk into a clinic in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway Wednesday in Cairo, with both sides taking hard-line positions.

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