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AAA  Jul. 15, 2014 2:57 AM ET
Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for truce with Israel
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A Palestinian talks on a mobile phone as he walks on the rubble of a damaged house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(AP) — A senior Hamas official says the Palestinian militant group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel.

The official, Sami Abu Zuhri, spoke moments after Israel accepted the offer on Tuesday.

Abu Zuhri told The Associated Press that "this proposal is not acceptable."

The Egyptian plan calls for hostilities to end Tuesday morning, followed by negotiations on easing the border blockade of Gaza.

The territory has been under a blockade by Egypt and Israel since Hamas seized Gaza in 2007.

Associated Press
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