Egypt's Morsi: 'Farce of Israeli aggression' against Gaza will end today
The “farce” of Israeli aggression will end on Tuesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said, expressing certainty that Israelis and Palestinians will shortly reach a ceasefire. “The efforts to reach a ceasefire between the Palestinians and Israelis will produce positive results within a few hours," state news agency Mena quoted Morsi as saying. However, President Morsi did not provide any evidence or cite any sources to support his assertions. The announcement comes ahead of several crucial talks on the Israeli-Gaza conflict held by high-profile international officials. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Israel for peace talks on Tuesday. Later, the UN chief is expected to travel to Gaza to assess the humanitarian situation.