Hamas official says ‘ball in Israel’s court’ after group accepts truce plan

Hamas leader Haniyeh visits Iran: state media
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A senior Hamas official said Monday that Israel must decide whether it accpets or “obstructs” a truce in Gaza after the Palestinian group announced it had accepted mediators’ latest proposal.

“After Hamas agreed to the mediators’ proposal for a ceasefire, the ball is now in the court of Israeli occupation, whether it will agree to the ceasefire agreement or obstruct it,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly about the negotiations.

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