Israel’s diplomatic and security cabinet met on Wednesday to discuss the latest cease-fire initiatives with Hamas, as international leaders continued to press for an end to the hostilities in Gaza.
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The meeting came to an end with no apparent conclusion on the cease-fire arrangement.
The London-based Al Hayat newspaper, citing Hamas and Islamic
Jihad, said Israel wanted a 90-day period to determine "good
intentions" of the movement before discussing Gazan demands.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Clinton he wanted a "long-term" solution. Failing that, Netanyahu made clear, that he stood ready to step up the military campaign to silence Hamas' rockets.
"A band-aid solution will only cause another round of violence," said Ofir Gendelman, a Netanyahu spokesman.