GAZA, (PIC)-- The Hamas Movement said that Israel's refusal to accept the "just" humanitarian demands of the Palestinian people in Gaza makes it difficult to reach a truce deal with it.
"The demands of the Palestinian people represented in ending the aggression, lifting the siege, reconstruction and freedom of movement are just and humanitarian, and answering them would bring us closer to clinching a truce deal, otherwise things would be more difficult," spokesman for the Movement Sami Abu Zuhri stated in a press release.
The indirect Egyptian-mediated talks between the Palestinians and Israelis in Cairo are still ongoing despite the Israeli intransigence.
For his part, Osama Hamdan, director of Hamas's foreign relations, warned on Saturday that the resistance would escalate its political and military moves in case Israel failed to respond to the just demands that had been tabled by the Palestinian delegation in Cairo talks.
Hamdan also stated that the Palestinian resistance would take advantage of the mounting international pressure on Israel and increase its demands if Israel continued to reject them.
"There would be different field and political moves if the truce ended without reaching an agreement with the Zionists," the Hamas official asserted.