2014 Gaza ConflictHamasIsrael

Rejects ceasefire

15 Jul, 2014

The armed wing of Hamas rejects the Egypt-brokered ceasefire offer with Israel and says that it learned of the deal through the media and has not been approached ‘officially or unofficially’ by either of the other two parties. Qassam Brigades:

Our battle with the enemy will continue and will increase in ferocity and intensity

The political wing of the party follows, saying the deal fails to fulfill conditions set by Hamas including a conclusive end of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade and the release of certain prisoners from Israeli jails. Officials are also angered that they only found out about the deal via media. Opinion is divided with at least one Hamas official saying that the group is considering its reaction while others in the political and military wings reject the truce outright.

The outcome of discussions within the internal institutions of the movement was to reject the proposal and therefore, Hamas informed Egypt last night it apologises for not accepting it

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