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Hamas: No more ceasefires
Published Thursday 15/11/2012 (updated) 16/11/2012 14:05
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Jihad al-Masharawi, an employee of BBC Arabic in Gaza, cries after his
son Omar was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Nov.14, 2012.
(Reuters/Ahmed Zakot)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas will not discuss another ceasefire after Israel broke the last truce mediated by Egypt, a spokesman said Thursday.

Israel assassinated Hamas military commander Ahmad al-Jaabari on Wednesday, breaking a truce mediated 48 hours earlier by Egypt.

Hamas had committed to the truce, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said at a news conference in Gaza City. He added that any Israeli talk of another ceasefire was "an Israeli deception" to provide cover for more attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Another Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, said Israel had started the war and must bear the consequences. Israel is responsible for ending the aggression, he said.

Militants in Gaza have fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli military sites and across the border, reaching a city close to Tel Aviv, in what they are calling the "Battle of Sijjil."

Barhoum said factions were united and had planned an evolving operation with different stages, beginning by firing short-range rockets and moving on to target Tel Aviv itself.

The Hamas official said a united Palestinian position was needed to face Israeli attacks, and called for all restrictions on Palestinian resistance to be lifted in the West Bank, which is governed by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority.

He also called for an end to all security coordination with Israel and the release of detainees. The PA cooperates with Israel on security issues and has detained Hamas members in the West Bank.

Barhoum applauded Egypt for standing by Gaza, and thanked Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi for his decisions. Mursi recalled his ambassador to Egypt and has demanded an end to Israel's offensive at the UN Security Council.

The Hamas spokesman urged other Arab countries to follow Egypt's lead and to support Palestinian resistance.
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1 ) Outlier / USA
15/11/2012 19:07
Pandering to the choir. Consequences are are tough pill to swallow. When the cost gets too high to stomach, Hamas will take the ceasefire.

2 ) matt / usa
15/11/2012 19:33
Hamas already appealed to egypt for a ceasefire. they also appealed to the UN to stop israel. If israel is smart they will defeat hamas and the others once and for all

3 ) @ Outlier-1 / USA too
15/11/2012 21:29
Don't underestimate Hamas' strength of "stomach", since every man, every women, and every child could be killed in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and every the Refugee Camps abroad, and still for Islamic militants, like Hamas, the PRC, PFLP, Islamic Jihad, etc. would still NOT consider the cost "too high to stomach," if the alternative is accepting PEACE WITH ISRAEL.

4 ) Yehuda Solomon / Israel
15/11/2012 22:08
@ 1), As I replied to you in "Erekat: Israel has agenda for war, not peace," I know you are standing by us and fully appreciate that but Hamas is correct in "blaming" us for this latest escalation. Of all times to abide by a "ceasefire" (in Arabic: a Hudna) we should have abided by it: Hell, it was settled with Egyptian help barely days before even if we took extraordinary measures after to only "target" Ahmad al-Jaabari (which, although successful, only made matters worse). We (cont.)

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
15/11/2012 22:10
To Outlier #1: ' When the cost gets too high to stomach, Hamas will take the ceasefire.' I should know better than to read the filth Zionists post. Hamas TOOK the ceasefire. It was just Israel being 'clever' again -- she just wanted her attacks to be that much more vicious. What is WITH you people? You seem to positively seek to be as evil as possible.

6 ) Yehuda Solomon / Israel
15/11/2012 22:18
accept Hamas' word if it says it will accept no more "ceasefires" and if I were 1 of them I'd probably feel the same way. @ 2), No "ceasefire" is going to be any better than all previous "ceasefires" to end this mutual madness of suicide and Hamas/other factions will not be defeated militarily unless we would kill all of them and their supporters. Yes, we could do that but it would entail not just them but massive, collateral murder of other Palestinians and that would mean a horrific (cont.)

7 ) Yehuda Solomon / Israel
15/11/2012 22:55
Palestinian holocaust making us mass murderers. Egypt/other Arab nations/other nations are upset with us for good reason and the U.S. (while so far supporting us) is really probably wondering at the highest levels why in the hell we just had to "cause" this escalation now when we agreed to a "ceasefire" just days ago. If so, good question (and no ... it DOESN'T have anything to do with Netanyahu and our upcoming elections ... He may be deceptive but he's not that damn crazy).

8 ) Ed / Us
16/11/2012 06:47
I don't know about hamas but it looks like Israel would like to see a ceasefire more because of the fact there is about two million Israelis living in bomb shelters

9 ) x / Mozambique
16/11/2012 12:18
If most mainstream media states that Israel is merely retaliating for rocket fire, then one needs to follow the "retaliation logic" back to the first wrong that was committed. I think that we will find that wrong was committed by the state or pre-state of Israel some many years ago.

10 ) Wrighting / Wrong
16/11/2012 16:32
5) For once I am in agreement with something you said. Israel has learned a Hamas tactic, of calling a ceasefire, then WHACKING them. Don't you like it when they get a dose of their own medicine? OK, no more ceasefires, lets see this one through to the bitter end...
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