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Hamas chief blames Israel for lack of progress towards Gaza truce, statement says

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Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh blamed Israel for a lack of progress in achieving a cease-fire deal in Gaza.

Ismail Haniyeh © Mena Today 

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh blamed Israel for a lack of progress in achieving a cease-fire deal in Gaza, the enclave's ruling Palestinian terror group said in a statement on Saturday. 

Haniyeh added that Hamas "will not accept anything less than a complete cessation of the aggression, withdrawal of the occupation army from Gaza, and lifting of the unjust siege". 

Haniyeh's demands are unlikely to be heard. This statement highlights the organization's increasing fragility as it loses control over Gaza day by day

By Salah Fahmy

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