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March 9, 2015 8:59 am

Report: Hamas Offers Israel Long-Term Ceasefire in Exchange for End of Gaza Security Blockade

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An Israeli soldier pictured here directing deployment of troops on Gaza's border. Hamas offered Israel a ceasefire as long as it ends the Gaza blockade. Photo:IDF.

Times of Israel – Hamas recently sent a series of messages to Israel indicating interest in a long-term ceasefire lasting for several years, in exchange for an end to the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, sources told The Times of Israel.

Senior Hamas officials met with Western diplomats about the ceasefire, and also reached a number of understandings about the character of the ceasefire, also known as a tahdiyya.

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