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Hamas Rejects Egyptian Cease-Fire Proposal, Threatens War of Attrition

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Hamas' new sniper rifle Photo: Pakistan Defense

Hamas' new sniper rifle Photo: Pakistan Defense

Times of Israel – Hamas on Saturday night rejected an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Israel. Spokesman Osama Hamdan said Israel must either accepts its demands — including for a lifting of the security blockade on Gaza — or face “a war of attrition.” At the same time, Hamas’s military wing in Gaza declared, “We are continuing our struggle.”

Israel has not formally responded to the Egyptian proposal – an 11-point proposal that was leaked to the press Friday. Israel’s Channel 10 said, however, that Israel was not prepared to dilute its security demands as would be required under the Egyptian proposal.

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