Palestinian delegation from Gaza arrives in Cairo last night


A delegation from Gaza Strip, grouping leaders of Palestinian factions, is expected in Cairo on Tuesday night to join the talks on a ceasefire in the beleaguered Strip.

The delegation includes Hamas political bureau members Khalil al-Haya and Emad el-Alami in addition to Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batesh, and Fatah leader Faisal Abu Shahla.

Egypt had brokered a 72-hour lull in the Gaza Strip that started at 8 in the morning Tuesday.

The departure of the delegation had been delayed due to the prevailing security conditions in the Strip.