Hamas warns of tightening blockade on Gaza

Hamas warns of tightening blockade on Gaza

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Hamas spokesman warned on Sunday that tightening the Gaza Strip siege will lead to Palestinians rising up against Israel's occupation.

"The occupation must not ignore the outcomes of the recent Gaza struggle," the group's spokesman, Abdelatif Al-Qanou, told local media, adding that the Palestinians would not tolerate "Israeli reluctance to restore Gaza.



Three fires broke out in the Eshkol Regional Council earlier this week, according to Israel's Hadashot, which blamed them on "incendiary balloons thrown from Gaza."

The number of flames has increased to four, according to the website.


Major differences remain in the indirect Egyptian-mediated discussions between Hamas and Israel's occupation authority, which include terms for a prisoner swap and Gaza's access to much needed reconstruction money following Israel's devastating bombing campaign in May.


In May, the bombardment killed over 260 Palestinians, including 66 children. On May 21, an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire went into effect, but Israel has since tightened the embargo on Gaza and barred Qatari help from entering.

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