Hamas rejects Israeli request to implement ceasefire MOU after elections – Arab-Israeli Battle

Egypt delegation to announce ceasefire progress in next few days

Palestinians collect in entrance of the gate of Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza throughout a protest towards the blockade, within the southern Gaza Strip July three, 2017. .
(picture credit score: REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA)

The Egyptian safety delegation will announce within the subsequent day or two whether or not there’s progress between Israel and Hamas on reaching a long-term ceasefire settlement or whether or not these makes an attempt have failed, based on a report by a Palestinian journalist within the Gaza strip. The reporter stated it appears to be like like Hamas and Israel could also be at a standstill. 

Media is quoting a Palestinian reporter as saying that, “Israel is able to attain understandings and carried out the primary a part of its settlement on Monday with the expansion of the fishing area.” Nevertheless, Israel requested “an official postponement of the particular implementation of some other understandings” till after the April 9 election, the report stated.

“Hamas rejected this request outright and made it clear that the scenario would escalate if Israel didn’t attain understandings within the coming hour,” based on the Palestinian report.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beforehand made clear that the upcoming elections wouldn’t be an impediment to launching a large-scale navy operation towards Hamas. 

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