" The Israeli military operation on the Gaza Strip, which was launched July 8 to end Palestinian rocket fire into Israel, has claimed the lives of at least 1,302 Palestinians and 56 Israelis."
Gaza/Jerusalem, July 30 - The Islamic Hamas movement rejected Wednesday an Israeli-proposed four-hour lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip even in the coastal enclave in the ongoing offensive reached 1,302.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zohri said in a press statement that the Israeli proposal for a four-hour truce is worthless as it does include hot zones along the borders with Gaza, Xinhua reported.

This is an act of media manoeuvre, he said.

Earlier in the day, the Israeli army authorised a temporary truce in Gaza from 12 noon GMT to 4 p.m. GMT.

The military coordinator of government activities in the territories said in a statement that the truce will not apply to the areas in which Israeli soldiers are currently operating, Xinhua reported.

Israeli media said that these areas include Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip and the eastern neighbourhoods of Shejayia, eastern Khan Younes and eastern Rafah.

Residents must not return to areas that have previously been asked to evacuate, the statement warned.

The Israeli military operation on the Gaza Strip, which was launched July 8 to end Palestinian rocket fire into Israel, has claimed the lives of at least 1,302 Palestinians and 56 Israelis.

Regional and international efforts to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza have been going on unabated, but without substantial progress.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002392188
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.