3. Egypt postpones Hamas - Israel talks

  • Egypt has postponed planned indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo following Friday's suicide attack in Sinai, which killed more than 30 Egyptian soldiers.
  • Hamas official says Egyptian government informed Palestinian negotiating team that security situation meant talks could not resume (Haaretz). 
  • Haaretz reports that Palestinian officials are concerned closing of Rafah Crossing will prevent delivery of essential materials needed to help rebuild Gaza. 
  • Despite lots of speculation, still unclear who was behind Friday's attack in Sinai.