Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic group with an associated military wing, has reportedly rejected a ceasefire proposal as "surrender," according to AFP.
#BREAKING Hamas armed wing rejects Egypt ceasefire proposal as 'surrender'
Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhum told the AFP news agency that a political agreement must be reached before a ceasefire could take effect.
He was reported by the BBC as saying: "A ceasefire without reaching an agreement is rejected. In times of war, you don't cease fire and then negotiate."