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Palestinians flee with their belongings from the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 19, 2014Palestinians flee with their belongings from the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 19, 2014

Palestinians flee with their belongings from the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 19, 2014Palestinians flee with their belongings from the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 19, 2014

A senior Hamas official said Tuesday the chances of a durable ceasefire in Gaza were "evaporating" and that there had been no progress in indirect negotiations with Israel.

"The chances of reaching an agreement are evaporating," Ezzat al-Rishq, a member of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo where Egyptian mediators are racing to bridge the gaps before a temporary ceasefire runs out at midnight, told AFP.

Date created : 2014-08-19