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Gaza Talks Continue As Truce Holds

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A temporary Israel-Hamas truce continued to hold for a second day Tuesday, as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip resumed in Cairo. (Aug. 12)

SHOTLIST:

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Jebaliya, Gaza Strip - 12 August, 2014

1. Traffic and residents on busy street

2. Police officer directing traffic

3. Various of residents buying vegetables at market

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Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip - 12 August, 2014

4. Local residents on donkey cart passing damaged five-storey building

5. Residents walking amid the rubble

6. Bulldozer cleaning up rubble

7. Wide shot of Salah Abu Nahel sitting with friends next to destroyed building

8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic with English translation) Salah Abu Nahel, Gaza Resident (Transcript Below)

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Gaza City, Gaza Strip - 12 August, 2014

9. Shots of residents on busy street carrying food rations

10. Wide shot of Gaza fishing harbor

11. Mid shot of fishing boats in harbor

12. Fisherman sitting on boats in harbor

13. Fisherman arriving in harbor on motor boat

14. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Samir Daloul, Gaza Fisherman (Transcript below)

15. Wide shot of boat driving off harbor waters

16. Daloul and others walking on beach

17. Wide of area where port is to be located

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Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip - 12 August, 2014

18. Pan from destroyed building to bulldozer

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Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - 12 August 2014

19. Shots of pro-Hamas demonstrators marching and chanting

{voice-over script}

AS A FRAGILE TEMPORARY CEASE-FIRE HELD FOR A SECOND DAY, LIFE IN SOME PARTS OF GAZA STARTED TO SHOW SMALL SIGNS OF NORMALCY, TUESDAY.

THE TWO-DAY LULL IN THE VIOLENCE ALLOWED RESIDENTS IN JEBALIYA (juh-BAH'-lee-ah) TO PACK THE STREETS AND VISIT THE MARKETS AND A-T-MS.

STILL, EVIDENCE OF THE MONTH LONG WAR IS EVERYWHERE... THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES DEMOLISHED... NEIGHBORHOODS THAT STOOD JUST WEEKS AGO, NOW REDUCED TO RUBBLE.

IN HARD HIT BEIT LAHIYA (bet- lah-HEE'-yah) IN THE NORTHERN GAZA STRIP, RESIDENTS SAT SURROUNDED BY DESTRUCTION, BUT STILL DEFIANT...INSISTING UNTIL PALESTINIAN DEMANDS ARE MET, THE WAR WILL GO ON.

{SOT: (Arabic) Salah Abu Nahel, Gaza resident:}

"Ceasefire or not, we are not afraid, we did not ask for a ceasefire... We must achieve our demands: the airport, port, borders, and a state with Jerusalem as its capital."

THE FIRST PRIORITY FOR HAMAS IS AN END TO A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN BORDER BLOCKADE OF THE GAZA STRIP, WHILE ISRAEL WANTS HAMAS TO DISARM.

PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATORS HAVE ALSO MADE THE REVIVAL OF A GAZA SEAPORT ONE OF THEIR KEY DEMANDS IN THE CAIRO TALKS.

LOCAL FISHERMAN LIKE SAMIR DALOUL SAY AN INDEPENDENT PORT IS CRUCIAL FOR RESTORING GAZAN LIVELIHOODS.

{SOT: (Arabic) Samir Daloul, Gaza Fisherman}

"The port needs to be independent, so we won't be under the control of the Jews and the surrounding countries, so that we are in charge of our own daily life and future."

A SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL SUGGESTED THAT TALKS IN EGYPT WERE NOT GOING WELL.

THE SEAPORT - AS WELL AS HAMAS DEMANDS THE TERRITORY'S AIRPORT BE REOPENED - ARE REPORTEDLY AREAS OF DEEP DIFFERENCES IN THE NEGOTIATIONS.

A SIMILAR, THREE-DAY TRUCE COLLAPSED FRIDAY WHEN MILITANTS RESUMED ROCKET FIRE ON ISRAEL AFTER THE SIDES WERE UNABLE TO MAKE ANY HEADWAY IN THE EGYPT-HOSTED TALKS.

KELLY DASCHLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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