With cease-fire talks proceeding, Israel reportedly holding off on ground invasion
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.
News reports on Tuesday cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that the ground invasion was delayed as Egypt attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Meanwhile, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Tuesday following his sister's funeral that a truce deal could be concluded in the coming hours, Reuters reported, citing an Egyptian news agency. Egypt reportedly has been passing the draft of a cease-fire agreement between negotiators from Hamas and Israel in Cairo since Monday night.