Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Israeli Cabinet Accepts Cease-Fire Proposal, Hamas Rejects It


The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire. The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Cabinet met early this morning and accepted the proposal, which calls for a cease-fire to begin within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the sides, followed by the opening of Gaza's border crossings and talks in Cairo within two days. But moments after Israel accepted the proposal, a senior Hamas official said the Palestinian militant group rejects it. "This proposal is not acceptable," he said.

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