After days of rockets fired into Israel and missile launches into Gaza, there was hope for an end to the conflict between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas. That hope was quickly deteriorated. Here's a breakdown of what happened:
Egypt proposes a cease-fire.
Which was accepted by Israel, only if Hamas ceased rocket launches.
Hamas hadn't accepted the terms.
Shaky ceasefire so far. Rockets still coming from Gaza. Hamas rejects the terms. Israelis in south saying its not enough.... — Ruth Marks Eglash (@reglash) July 15, 2014
No one I have spoken today in #Gaza wants war, but unless Palestinians win meaningful concessions, none supports a ceasefire. Incredible.
— Jonathan Miller (@millerC4) July 15, 2014
According to a Hamas spokesperson, the group wasn't consulted.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza doesn't say they reject ceasefire but that they weren't formally asked. Seems to leave room for negotiation.— Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep) July 15, 2014
Hamas spox: Hamas did not "reject" the ceasefire, Hamas - or the other factions - were not informed about it or their opinions considered.— Belal - Gaza (@Belalmd12) July 15, 2014
Rockets continue to be launched into Israel.
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) July 15, 2014
Israel ends the cease-fire and continues its military operations in Gaza.
After Hamas & PIJ rejected the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire & launched dozens of rockets at Israel, we resumed operations in Gaza.
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) July 15, 2014