Israel has announced that it will continue bombing without regard to humanitarian concerns that are calling to stop the killing of civilians women and children. (Israeli airstrikes resume on Gaza) This after a one sided cease-fire proposal by Egypt was rejected by Hamas in Gaza. With more than 180 civilians killed, major infrastructure in Gaza destroyed by Israeli bombing, hamas objects to the Egyptian proposal that does not include them in fair negotiations for a settled peace agreement to recover the losses Israel has imposed on Gaza. The agreement only included Israel and Egypt. It is fair to say that under such circumstances, Israel be as usual let go for all the death and destruction it has levied on people of Gaza in the last week of indiscriminate bombing civilian women and children.
As reported in the Egyptian media, there is no mention in the proposal of Hamas’s oft-repeated demand for the release of the dozens of its operatives, freed in the 2011 Shalit deal, who were rearrested in recent weeks by Israeli forces in the West Bank in the wake of the murders of the three Israeli teenagers. There is also no concrete commitment regarding the opening of the Rafah border crossing or the payments of the salaries of Hamas’s 40,000 clerks in Gaza. And there is no mention whatsoever of the situation in the West Bank.
As a result, Hamas called Egypt's proposal tantamount to "surrender."
Hamas had earlier last week proposed a ceasefire based on three conditions
On Wednesday, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal offered to renew the 2012 ceasefire based on three conditions: an end to the Israeli offensive, the release of prisoners initially freed under a prisoner swap but recently re-arrested in Israeli raids, and Israeli respect for the Palestinian unity government. Israeli officials have rejected Meshaal’s terms and vowed to continue the attack
Israel rejected the proposal
Israel also rejected President Obama's ceasefire proposal