Senior Hamas figure says terror group sticking to its terms for truce deal

Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq (photo credit: PressTV, YouTube screen capture)
Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq (photo credit: PressTV, YouTube screen capture)

Hamas has remained steadfast to its position toward a hostages-for-truce proposal and sticks to its approval of it, a member of the terror group’s political bureau, Izzat al-Rishq, says in a statement.

Reshiq’s comments came as Cairo hosted new talks attended by delegations from Hamas, Israel, the United States and Qatar in an attempt to conclude a deal.

The terms that Hamas said Monday it had accepted differ in key aspects from a proposal that Israel approved, with officials in the terror group claiming the deal would yield an end to the war. Israel however has said repeatedly that it will not accept a deal that involves ending the war and that it fully intends to resume its campaign to destroy Hamas once any deal has been carried out.

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