Hamas officials have since signaled that they will have more modest goals in the current round of talks.
Last week talks failed in part because Israel rejected Hamas demand for a complete end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip, enforced by Egypt and Israel. Israel says the closure is necessary to prevent arms smuggling, and officials do not want to make any concessions that would allow Hamas to declare victory.
Israeli officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the talks.
Hamas, which is shunned as a terrorist group by the West, ousted the forces of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007.
hope to reach a deal within the 72 hours, based on ending the blockade and opening the crossings, Salhi said.
The report said there were also deep differences over Israel demand for demilitarization of Gaza, and Hamas demands to reopen the territory airport and seaport.
The 72 hour truce, brokered by Egypt, took effect just after midnight, in the second attempt to halt a month of heavy fighting between the sides.
The current Gaza war escalated from the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June. Israel blamed the killings on Hamas and launched a massive arrest campaign, rounding up hundreds of its members in the West Bank. Hamas and other militants unleashed rocket fire from Gaza.
The halt in violence allowed Palestinians in war battered Gaza to leave homes and shelters.
peaceful Gaza, a peaceful Israeli south, and a rehabilitated Gaza. officials said the two delegations met throughout the day, and into the evening, at an Egyptian intelligence facility in Cairo. Journalists were barred from the site, and there were no details on the talks.
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It said that Egypt had offered some opening of its Rafah border crossing with Egypt, but that Hamas was worried the opening would be partial. The crossing is Gaza primary gateway to the outside world.
Bassam Salhi, a Palestinian delegation member, said he was optimistic ahead of Monday talks.
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The blockade has greatly limited the movement of Palestinians in and out of the impoverished territory of 1.8 million people for jobs and schooling. It has also limited the flow of goods into Gaza and blocked virtually all exports. Unemployment there is more than 50 percent.
The two sides huddled in an Egyptian government building for nine consecutive hours, a Palestinian official said Monday, in what are expected to be marathon negotiations in the coming days. He said progress was made on several issues.
workers struggled to fix cables damaged in the fighting. Long lines formed at ATMs.
Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long term cease fire in the Gaza Strip.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not supposed to discuss the negotiations with the media, said the Egyptians told both sides to brace for marathon negotiations in order to reach a deal before the 72 hour window closed.
A similar three day truce collapsed on Friday when militants resumed rocket fire on Israel after the sides were unable to make any headway in Egyptian brokered negotiations for a more lasting deal. Hamas is seeking an end to an Israeli Egyptian border blockade, while Israel wants Hamas to disarm. officials say. In Israel, 67 people have been killed, all but three of them soldiers, officials there say.
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Israel Channel 10 TV cited an unidentified Egyptian source as saying it would take more than 72 hours, meaning the temporary truce will have to be extended or there will be another return to fighting.
Progress had also been made on allowing building materials into Gaza for reconstruction purposes, he said.
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One of the officials told AP that he was optimistic after Monday talks and that progress has been made in some of the key issues. Salary payments for more than 40,000 government employees hired by Hamas during the Nike Zoom Structure 20 Review past seven years are a key point of contention.
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