To further discus the plan, the factions will hold talks with Omar Suleiman (photo, from Haaretz), the Egyptian intelligence chief, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A security official said that “each faction will meet with Suleiman separately, and then they will have a joint meeting.”
Last week, the Hamas movement, that rules the Gaza Strip, held similar talks in Egypt.
The Palestinian Islamist movement said it was ready to accept a phased ceasefire. It would start in Gaza and extend to the West Bank after six months. Hamas proposed a six-month truce with Israel, in order to ease a blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Tacit truce is possible
Hamas offered to cease cross-border rocket attacks if Israel opens crossing points into Gaza and ends military incursions into the Palestinian territory.
Despite its doubts about Hamas, Israel said a tacit truce was possible, if Hamas stopped rocket fire.
Via the Rafah border, crossing with Gaza, members of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and the Popular Struggle Front (PSF), crossed into Egypt.
Islamic Jihad said it planned to send a delegation from Damascus to Cairo.
And after a four-day interruption, caused by fuel shortages, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said it would resume distributing food aid to some 650,000 Palestinian refugees in Gaza, on Tuesday.