Hamas drafting terms for temporary cease-fire with Israel
Hamas is drafting terms for a temporary cease-fire with Israel while trying to gain support from other Palestinian factions to accept it, Israeli media reported Saturday. Israel Radio cited senior Hamas officials as saying the movement is working toward a limited truce with Israel and is in talks with other armed Palestinian groups for their support.
A senior member of Islamic Jihad said, however, there has been no discussion between his group and Hamas about a truce. "We don't think the priority should be talking about a truce," said Islamic Jihad's Nafez Azzam, according to the AP. "Talking about a truce should be directed first to the part that continues the killing and airstrikes. Truce is not on the table now in light of the Israeli aggression."