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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

Haniyeh: Only Way to Permanent Ceasefire is Lifting of Gaza Blockade


Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, today (Wednesday) said that the threats that Israeli leaders are putting before Hamas "only reinforce our determination to stand by the needs of the Palestinian people, which means the lifting of the Israeli blockade on Gaza."

"Only by the lifting of the blockade can there be any permanent ceasefire," Haniyeh stated, adding "and I am quite certain that our delegation in Cairo will not give in to blackmail."