Hamas 'ready to accept truce if Israel siege ends'

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says he is ready to accept a truce, Reuters reports.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says he is prepared to negotiate a ceasefire deal. Credit: Reuters

Speaking at a news conference in Qatar he said: "Everyone wanted us to accept a ceasefire and then negotiate for our rights, we reject this and we reject it again today."

But he said Hamas "will not close the door" to a humanitarian truce if Israel ended its siege of Gaza.