GAZA, (PIC)-- Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the Egyptian initiative entirely and took the truce talks in Cairo back to square one.
In facebook remarks at an early hour Monday, Abu Marzouk added that Netanyahu has become a hostage to internal contradictions after he lost the battle in Gaza and did not achieve anything of his stated goals.
He noted that there are 24 hours before the current ceasefire expires.
"The ceasefire may not be extended for the third time, and the Palestinian delegation will never forsake the rights of our people," the official underlined.
In a related context, Hamas spokesman Husam Badran said his Movement is not concerned about extending the ceasefire in Gaza without Israel responding to the just demands of the Palestinian people.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, Israel asked Egypt to extend the temporary truce for more days.
Al-Resalah Net quoted Badran as saying that the Palestinian delegation to Cairo was not officially told by the Egyptian mediator about Israel's request for a ceasefire extension.
He added that the Palestinian resistance would not give the Israeli side a chance to play for time in order to create new faits accomplis on the ground in the coming days.
The spokesman denied there were differences between members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo talks, especially with regard to accepting the last Egyptian proposals.
He also asserted that the resistance weapon was never tabled during Cairo talks because it is a non-negotiable issue.