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July 29th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Hamas rejects new truce, fighting rages on

Gaza (CNN) - Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.

International efforts to broker a deal to end the violence failed again, with Hamas rejecting a cease-fire proposal put forward by the Palestinian Authority that called for a 24-hour truce that could be extended to 72 hours. Hamas maintains that any deal must include an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said any truce must allow for its protection against tunnels used by Palestinian militants in Gaza to make their way into Israel.

"Hamas is responsible for all deaths on their side and on our side because they are the ones who kept this conflict going," Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, told CNN.

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  1. mcs

    Ms. Burnett just asked an Israeli official where Palastinians are supposed to go when Isreal warns them to move because of impending Israeli attacks in that immediate area – my suggestion is to go to the nearest Hamas personnel and demand that they stop attacking Israel so that Israel will stop attacking Gaza. From everything that I have seen/heard in CNN's reporting is that Israel would (most likely) not be attacking Gaza if Hamas wasn't attacking Israel from Gaza. I am sure that my suggestion will not be liked, butthe problem isn't Israel – the problem is Hamas

    July 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Reply

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