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Israel will send two envoys to Cairo, Egypt, in the coming days to discuss a Gaza truce plan that is still in its early stages, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

The envoys -- Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad and Shalom Turgeman, a political adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert -- could head to the Egyptian capital as early as Thursday, the official said.

It is not clear if Hamas, the Palestinian movement that governs Gaza, will send representatives to Cairo. Israel refuses to speak directly to Hamas, which it considers a terrorist organization, but it has negotiated with Hamas through Egypt in the past. Read full article »

CNN's Shira Medding, Nikki Cook and Richard Roth contributed to this report.

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