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Hamas: 'No ceasefire has been reached, we reaffirm our conditions'

Hamas would agree to a temporary calm to allow humanitarian aid to get into Gaza, however it will not agree to a ceasefire until the terms and demands of the resistance are agreed to, member of the group's political bureau Mohamed Nazzal said this morning.

Nazzal denied, in an exclusive statement to Al-Resaleh Net, reaching an agreement for calm between Hamas and Israel for humanitarian purposes, contrary to media reports.

He confirmed the existence of talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, in order to discuss ways to reach an agreement for a ceasefire.

Adding that his movement still rejected the Egyptian initiative, but did not reject the role of Egypt in a future agreement, and welcomed any dialogue which takes into account the resistance's terms and conditions.

First, he explained, Hamas will discuss the ceasefire, and then negotiate on the prisoner of war who was captured during the ongoing offensive in Gaza.

Nazzal explained that the movement refused a return to the 2012 agreement because circumstances have now changed.

The leader of Hamas said that the Palestinian resistance has a lot of surprises for Israel on the field, and will continue to defend its people, pointing out that prisoners of war form a milestone in the battle.

He added that capturing prisoners of war is a strategic move for the resistance, one that has become a nightmare for Israel.

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