Full Coverage: Israel Accepts Egyptian Proposed Ceasefire, Hamas Rejects

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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- Israel accepted a Egyptian proposed ceasefire that went into effect at 9 AM, while Hamas' armed wing rejected the offer completely saying it was "surrender."  If the ceasefire does not hold, Israel vowed to respond in force.   Over the seven days of Operation Protective Edge,  Israel has struck over 1,500 terrorist related targets in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, rockets fell in Eilat for the first time causing minor injuries and light damage.

The terms of the Egyptian proposal are based on the 2012 ceasefire agreement following Operation Pillar of Defense.

First, Israel stops all its hostilities against the Gaza Strip in land, sea and air, committing not to launch a land strike or target civilians.

Secondly, All Gaza factions commit to stopping all hostilities against Israel in land, sea, air and underground and targeting Israeli civilians.

And finally, border crossings will be opened, allowing for people and commodities to move freely.

The ceasefire will begin at 9 a.m. local time and be implemented within 12 hours, until 9 p.m.. 48 hours later Israeli and Palestinian delegations will arrive in Cairo and discuss final security arrangements.


Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri says, "We are not leading our people today to destruction, we are leading our people to death."

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