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August 7, 2014 9:29 am

Hamas Rejects Cease-Fire Extension, Threatens to Resume Hostilities Unless Demands Are Met

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A Palestinian child wearing a Hamas headband aims a toy gun during a rally after Eid prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on July 28, 2014. While such scenes are a manifestation of radical Islam, a growing number of pro-Israel Muslims are seeking an alternative path that they hope will lead to peace with the Jewish state. Photo: Sliman Khader/Flash90.

JNS.org Hamas threatened to resume rocket attacks on Israel when a 72-hour cease-fire expires on Friday morning.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Hamas’s threat “extortion,” and Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Hamas not to test Israel.

“The IDF is ready and waiting,” Lapid told reporters on Thursday, according to Reuters. “The air force is ready and waiting. We will respond to fire with a massive blow. To me, there is no difference between Hamas’s political leadership and their military leadership. Anyone at the helm of a terrorist organization is as good as dead, and we will get to them.”

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