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Hamas official says it sought ceasefire, Israel first demanded rocket halt for 2-3 hours

Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk, September 18, 2014. (AP/Khalil Hamra)
Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk, September 18, 2014. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk tells The New York Times that the Palestinian terror group has been seeking a ceasefire in Gaza.

However, he says, “Israel demanded that Hamas unilaterally hold its fire first for 2-3 hours before Israel decides if it will do the same.”

Abu Marzouk says Hamas will agree to a ceasefire that is “simultaneous and mutual.”

Israel denies the report, saying there have been no negotiations.

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