Hamas Declares Truce with Israel Over
Hamas has announced the end of its truce with Israeli.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, whose Hamas-led government negotiated the cease-fire with its militant wing, blamed Israel: “We made great efforts at keeping the truce and there was a positive Palestinian position, but unfortunately this position was met by expanding the aggression and escalating it against the Palestinian people,” he said. “It’s not a Palestinian problem, it is an Israeli problem.”
Nine Palestinians were killed in fighting with Israel over the weekend, most of the militants, but also two civilians.
Given that the “truce” was always in name only, I don’t expect much to change.
Photo credit: Said Khatib, Agence France-Presse (file)