Egypt ceasefire plan fails to meet Gazans' demands: Hamas official

Egypt ceasefire plan fails to meet Gazans
# 09 August 2014 18:18 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An Egypt-brokered ceasefire plan for an end to Israel’s war on Gaza has failed to meet demands of Gazans and Palestinian resistance forces, says the representative of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in Iran, APA reports quoting Press TV.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, Khaled al-Qaddoumi said resistance groups have presented their own proposals for a lasting truce to the Israeli side without getting any response so far, adding that the Israel regime is only killing time.

The Palestinians are not after killing time and they only want their logical demands to be met, he added.

The Israeli military aggression against Gaza, which began on July 8, has claimed lives of more than 1,900 Palestinians, including more than 400 children, and injured over 10,000 others.

Palestinian resistance groups have retaliated by launching rockets into Israel.

A 72-hour truce in Gaza ended Friday morning without any agreement to extend it.

Shortly after the expiry of the truce between Israel and Hamas, the Israeli regime resumed pounding the Gaza Strip and Israeli tanks were redeployed to their previous positions during the Gaza war.

Chief among Hamas demands is a full Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and an end to the Israeli siege of the costal enclave.

Gaza has been under Israel’s blockade since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standards of living and poverty.