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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hamas asks for 'humanitarian' cease fire after Sheijaya 'massacre,' IDF reportedly rejects request - UPDATED

After what Hamas claims is a 'massacre' in Sheijaya, east of Gaza City, the terror organization has asked for a 'cease fire.' But the latest report indicates that the IDF has rejected the request, because Hamas continued to shoot during a humanitarian 'cease fire' last week.
Over 30 IDF soldiers have reportedly been injured in Sheijaya, Walla! News reports Sunday, after the IDF carried out heavy shelling in the city east of Gaza City. 
The strike reportedly involved huge forces in tanks and artillery. 
Palestinian Arab networks claim that "dozens" have been killed in the shelling, which extended from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
Among the dead are the family members of senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya, according to multiple sources, after their house was shelled in Gaza City itself. 
According to Yediot Aharonot, Hamas has reportedly submitted a request for another "humanitarian ceasefire" after the shelling, handing the request through the International Red Crescent. 
Reports from respectable sources have begun to surface as of roughly 12:15 pm IST that Israel has rejected this request, however - likely after Hamas continued to attack Israel during last week's attempt at such a move. 
Exact information on Israel's response remains unconfirmed, however.


Al-Jazeera English just reported that the IDF said that there will be no cease fire before Eid-al-Fitr, which is July 29.

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