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Hamas's stance on ceasefire: A strategy of continued conflict

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Hamas demanded a 12-week long ceasefire in the negotiations to reach a deal, up from the six-week truce proposed, preventing an agreement in the talks in Cairo, CNN reported on Friday, quoting sources. 

 Yahya Sinwar, leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip © Mena Today 

Hamas demanded a 12-week long ceasefire in the negotiations to reach a deal, up from the six-week truce proposed, preventing an agreement in the talks in Cairo, CNN reported on Friday, quoting sources. 

In the report the network said Israel rejected the demand which it considered to be no different than an end to the war.

This illustrates Hamas's refusal to agree to a ceasefire and its intention to continue fighting.

Regardless of whether this decision leads to the death of civilians and further destruction.

Many Western countries do not understand the logic and strategy of Hamas. This is a mistake.

They call for a truce, but the Islamist movement does not want one.

The only way to end the conflict is for Hamas to surrender. This would end the war.

By Stephen Fowler

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