The leader of the Hamas military wing has said in an audio recording that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met. Mohammed Deif's comments were broadcast on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas.
Hamas has demanded that Israel and Egypt lift a border blockade they imposed on Gaza after Hamas seized the territory in 2007. Deif's voice was recognisable in the audio statement. The Al-Aqsa station also broadcast a videotape it said showed an infiltration by Hamas fighters into Israel on Monday through a border tunnel.