Hamas: Israel is trying to buy time through negotiations

A Hamas delegation has left Cairo for further consultations with the movement’s leadership over stalled negotiations with Israel.

This, as RIA Novosti writes, was reported by Husam Badran, a member of the movement’s politburo.

“Our delegation left Cairo for further consultations with the leadership of the movement,” he said.

According to him, the reason for the current impasse in the negotiations is that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to agree to the basic demands of the Palestinian people.

The Israeli side is deliberately bringing the negotiation process to an impasse in order to buy more time, Badran said.

Earlier, Netanyahu said that Israel categorically rejects international pressure for a permanent peace settlement with the Palestinians.

A Hamas spokesman reported that a truce agreement in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone could be reached in one or two days if Israel accepts the demands put forward by the Palestinian movement.