Hamas Rejects Egypt-Backed, Israeli-Accepted Ceasefire

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 10:58 AM
JERUSALEM—Hamas has rejected a ceasefire negotiated by the Egyptian government and agreed to by Israel that was to have gone into effect at 9 a.m. this morning. Dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip were launched into Israel after 9 a.m. in defiance of the Egyptian government, which had proposed the cease-fire. Israel refrained from responding for four-and-a-half hours, apparently to give time to Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza to reassess. Planes then resumed attacks on rocket launch sites.