Hamas leader: we won’t accept cease-fire if Gaza blockade not lifted

Khaled Mashaal. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The terrorist group Hamas will not accept a cease-fire with Israel if the agreement does not include the lifting of the blockade on Gaza, Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal said on Wednesday.

Mashaal’s statements came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress was being made on a cease-fire.

“The resistance will not give up its arms unless Israel gives up its arms and the occupation ends,” Mashaal said, according to Israel Hayom.

Posted on July 24, 2014 .