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Kerry denies Israel rejected ceasefire proposal

US Secretary of State John Kerry denies that Israel rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night, after it was widely reported that the security cabinet did in fact reject it, with government sources saying it was tilted toward Hamas.

“There was no formal proposal submitted to Israel,” Kerry said, according to a report in The Guardian. “Let’s make that absolutely crystal clear. Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu called me a few minutes before this to tell me that that [rejection] was an error, and he’s putting out a statement to that effect … It’s fair to say that Israel had some opposition to some concepts, but that doesn’t mean a proposal by any means.”

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