MEANWHILE: Here’s how Debka sees the situation —
Israel terms premature Egyptian claim of agreement with Palestinians on proposals to end conflict. DEBKAfile reports: Contrary to optimistic reports, Egypt, the Palestinians and Israel have not even found a basis for a truce accord. Abu Mazen tried and failed to persuade Hamas, Jihad Islami and Al Aqsa Brigades to agree to a limited ceasefire up to the Jan. 9 Palestinian elections.
Reports of Hamas’ acceptance of 1967 borders equally unfounded.