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Israel resumes air strikes after accepting unilateral ceasefire

Updated: 2014-07-15 21:59:09 KST
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Israel has resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip just hours after accepting a ceasefire proposal to halt its military offensive against Hamas.
The Israeli military says it carried out the aerial assault after Hamas militants allegedly violated the ceasefire brokered by Egypt.
The Egyptian-led peace deal proposed a day before was aimed at de-escalating the cross-border hostilities and called on high-level officials from both sides to meet in Cairo for negotiations.
An agreement is now unlikely, with Hamas leaders calling for an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza and the release of hundreds of its members.

(Arabic)
"We will not stop the fighting before they accept all the conditions of the Palestinian resistance. The announcement by the Israeli occupation to end the fighting from one side does not mean anything for Hamas. What is requested is not to end the fighting but to end the injustice on the Palestinian people in Gaza."

Palestinian health officials say over 190 people, many of them civilians, have been killed and more than 14-hundred wounded during in the week-long conflict.


Reporter : paulyi@arirang.co.kr

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