Israel’s security cabinet decides the country will not send a delegation to Cairo for truce talks after the planned 72-hour ceasefire designed to facilitate negotiations breaks down. Instead, it will seek to resolve the 2014 Gaza conflict unilaterally and reach understandings with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and the international community on rebuilding the Gaza Strip, demilitarizing Hamas and supervision of goods. Senior official:
If we feel that deterrence has been achieved we’ll leave the Strip based on the principle of calm for calm. If we feel deterrence has not yet been achieved, we’ll continue the operation in the Gaza Strip, or leave and press on with aerial strikes.