Israel PM Netanyahu says Hamas has violated its own ceasefire
Published on Jul 27, 2014 9:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday the Palestinian militant group Hamas had violated its own offer of a 24-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza.
Asked whether Israel would accept the truce offer, Mr Netanyahu told CNN's State Of The Union programme: "Hamas doesn't even accept its own ceasefire, it's continuing to fire at us as we speak."
Mr Netanyahu added that Israel "will take what ever action is necessary to protect our people".
Hamas said it had offered a 24-hour "humanitarian calm" period that had been due to start at 2pm local time on Sunday.
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