Osama Hamdan, Hamas’s top representative in Lebanon, said the Palestinian resistance group is studying the proposal on a ceasefire in Gaza Strip along with Palestinian resistance factions.
In an interview with Al-Manar on Wednesday night, Hamdan denied reports that a deal was reached and the ceasefire would take effect on Saturday.
He stressed that some reports circulated on Hebrew media on an imminent ceasefire deal are untrue and aimed at pressing the resistance to present its response to the proposal in a bid to impose the Israeli terms, stressing that such attempts are futile.
“No ceasefire on Saturday and we’re still studying the swap deal proposal. We have substantial notes on the proposal,” Hamdan told Al-Manar.
“We are studying the proposal and we will respond to it in a way that serves our goals,” the senior Hamas official said.
“Our stance towards any deal is based on one priority, which is halting the aggression on entire Palestine and the blockade in Gaza, as well as rebuilding Gaza and swap deal.”
In this context, Hamdan affirmed that what the Israeli enemy failed to secure in the battlefield “will never achieve through politics.”
He noted, meanwhile, that Hamas is mulling the ceasefire deal with other resistance factions.
“Our stance will be based on understandings that will be reached with other resistance factions.”
On the other hand, Hamdan said: “In any ceasefire deal, we are looking for guarantees that ensures the Israeli enemy’s commitment. We know that the enemy would breach the deal for it has a record in deceit.”
Source: Al-Manar English Website