published Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for cease-fire with Israel

A Palestinian walks on the rubble from a damaged house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
A Palestinian walks on the rubble from a damaged house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel.

The official, Sami Abu Zuhri, spoke moments after Israel accepted the offer on Tuesday.

Abu Zuhri told The Associated Press that "this proposal is not acceptable."

The Egyptian plan calls for hostilities to end Tuesday morning, followed by negotiations on easing the border blockade of Gaza.

The territory has been under a blockade by Egypt and Israel since Hamas seized Gaza in 2007.

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