A Palestinian child carries a ball and bird cage as he walks on the rubble of a building close to the Rafah refugee camp, in southern Gaza Strip August 4, 2014. (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Hams)
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Hamas accused Israel Monday of trying to scuttle truce talks in Cairo, saying the Jewish state refused to send negotiators to avoid questioning over the "escalating massacres" in Gaza.A Palestinian delegation, which includes members of Gaza's Hamas rulers and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority, agreed Sunday joint demands for a truce with Israel, including an end to the Gaza blockade. Israel refused sending negotiators to the Cairo truce talks, accusing Hamas of breaching a 72-hour humanitarian truce hours after it began Friday.Hamas said Monday that it was Israel which breached that truce and was now trying to foil the Cairo talks.
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