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  8/16/2014, Av 20, 5774

Hamas Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal, Threatens 'Long War'


Hamas has sounded a belligerent tone as negotiations for a long-term truce continue in Cairo.

In a message posted on his Facebook page, Hamas's "foreign affairs" chief Osama Hamdan said the Islamist terror group rejects the current Egyptian proposal, and pledged a "long war" of attrition against Israel.

"Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war," he said.