Hamas Still Pushing Truce Talks Despite Launching Terror Rocket Campaign

Sheikh Hassan Yousef (C), a prominent leader of the Hamas Islamic movement, holds the party's flag and talks on a phone following his release on January 19, 2014 after spending 28 months in Israel's Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Yousef, who is also a member of …

The Times of Israel reports: Hamas said Wednesday it was treating Egypt’s efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire “with an open mind,” as a delegation from the terror group reportedly left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing for meetings with Egyptian officials in Cairo.

After several days of discussions by Hamas’s political bureau, the organization released a statement saying that “the Politburo discussed different efforts being undertaken by several parties, especially those of the brothers in Egypt, to achieve reconciliation, lift the siege, implement development and humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip and protect our people from repeated Zionist aggression.

“The Politburo affirmed that it is working with these efforts undertaken by the relevant parties with an open mind and heart,” it added.

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