November 13, 2018 / 3:08 PM / a month ago

Hamas leader says Gaza ceasefire possible if Israel halts attacks

Israeli armoured personnel carriers (APC) are seen in a field in southern Israel, near the border with Gaza November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

GAZA (Reuters) - The leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas held out the possibility of a Gaza ceasefire on Tuesday but said Israel should first halt its attacks.

“Should the Occupation (Israel) stop its aggression a return to the ceasefire understandings will be possible,” Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement.

Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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