Days of Palestine, Cairo –Egypt informed Palestinians and Israelis on Sunday it postponed talks between them until further notice due to security situation in Sinai.
An indirect dialogue to reinforce the ceasefire reached between both sides on August 26 was expected to resume on Monday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
A senior Egyptian diplomat confirmed to Days of Palestine that the indirect talks between the representative of the Palestinian fighters and the Israeli occupation in Cairo were put off.
He did not give a new date for resuming the talks, but reiterated that the reason behind putting the talks off was the unstable security situation in the Sinai Peninsula.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior leader Khalid al-Batsh said in a statement that the Egyptian authorities informed the Palestinian side officially about the postponement of the talks.
On Friday, 30 Egyptian soldiers were killed and several others were wounded in a series of attacks against the Egyptians army, mainly in Sinai.
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The Egyptian National Defence Council decided to carry out a massive security campaign in Sinai to crackdown on “terrorist” behind the attacks.
The Palestinian and Israelis reached a ceasefire agreement on August 26, 2014 that ended a 51-day Israeli war on 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The war caused the death of around 2,200 Palestinians and wounded more than 11,000 others.
UN data showed that more than 500 of the deaths were children and about 80 per cent of the total casualties were civilians.
In the Israeli side, 71 Israelis and a Thai worker were killed. Among the Israelis 67 were soldiers killed in face-to-face battle fields.
Talks on reinforcing tranquility in the Gaza Strip, building a seaport and an airport, as well as the process of Gaza reconstruction, were scheduled to start in Cairo on Monday.