Sheikh Yassin: Hamas still committed to truce
The spiritual leader and founder of Hamas reaffirmed Wednesday his movement's commitment to the truce with Israel but warned "our patience has its limits."
After talks with Egyptian envoys trying to reinforce the three-month truce, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin warned that Israel's unwillingness to free thousands of Palestinian prisoners could undermine the cease-fire. "Israeli practices [including] the issue of the prisoners, are a red line that can never be bypassed in any way or form," Yassin told reporters in Gaza.
"The Israeli enemy has to abide by [conditions] in our [cease-fire] initiative. It must shoulder its responsibilities so things will not return to what they were in the past," he said. (Albawaba.com)
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