Hamas leader: No ceasefire with Israel
Published Friday 25/07/2014 (updated) 26/07/2014 09:47
A Palestinian man collects belongings as he inspects a house after
it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike early on July 16, 2014, in
Gaza City. (AFP/Mohamed Abed)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader and member of parliament Mushir al-Masri said on Friday that the group had not agreed on a ceasefire with Israel, despite tentative reports that an agreement had been worked out.
"There is no ceasefire with Israel at this stage and the resistance still has much to surprise the Israelis with," he said.
Al-Masri added that the resistance is "running the battle wisely."
"Israel is looking for a delusional victory through their massacres, killing children, and destroying houses on the heads of their residents," al-Masri said.
"This proves that Israel has run out of targets," he added.
Palestinian militants have killed at least 33 Israeli soldiers and injured hundreds more since they launched a ground invasion last week.
Israeli forces, meanwhile have killed more than 800 Gazans, of which they claim about one-quarter were militants.