Mashaal: Gaza war killed last chance for settlement with Israel

The Gaza war has killed the last chance for settlement and negotiations with Israel, Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told Al-Jazeera on Saturday. In a fiery speech on the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera, Mashaal condemned Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip, describing it as a "holocaust." Mashaal's comments came as Hamas teams were in Cairo to negotiate over an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end Israeli strikes on the organization. Mashaal also called for an end to Israeli attacks, the removal of its forces from the Gaza Strip, and a lifting of the Gaza blockage.