Saturday, July 04
Latest News
  1. FM: Iran will help meet 'common challenges' like extremism
  2. Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'
  3. Ministry: Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found
  4. UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Syria's Palmyra antiquities
  5. Tunisian Abu Iyadh, reported dead in Libya, is Qaeda veteran
  6. Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram gunmen outside Maiduguri
  7. Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers
  8. Mourners hold minute's silence at Tunisia beach attack resort
  9. Nigerian leader condemns 'inhuman, barbaric' Boko Haram attacks
  10. Greek banks say have sufficient liquidity until Tuesday
  11. UN watchdog chief says 'more work needed' with Iran after visit
  12. Yemen clashes, strikes kill 21 in Aden
  13. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  14. Israel says Hamas linked to IS assault on Egyptians
  15. Iraq Christians train to recapture homes from IS
  16. IS destroys statue outside Syria's Palmyra museum
  17. UN watchdog chief says 'more work needed' with Iran after visit
  18. Yemen clashes, strikes kill 21 in Aden
  19. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  20. BBC announces it will cut more than 1,000 jobs

Hamas: No more ceasefires

Nov. 15, 2012 7:04 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 2:05 P.M.)
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.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015