Negotiators from Israel and Hamas are arriving in Cairo Egypt to begin peace talks to end the Gaza war. Sunday was the deadliest day of the war for Gaza, but so far there’s no sign that an Israeli ground invasion is imminent.

Israel’s objectives in the war are to destroy as much of Hamas’s missile launching capability as possible. Israel’s objectives in the peace talks are to get guarantees that there will be no more rocket attacks.

Hamas’s objectives in the war and in the peace talks are to loosen the blockade around Gaza, and to permanently open the crossing into Egypt, so that goods and people can flow back and forth unhindered.

Israel will disagree with Hamas’s objectives, saying that they will permit Hamas to import a new supply of rockets and other weapons to be used against Israel.

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