Haniyeh: We won't agree to cease-fire until Israel lifts blockade

Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, said the movement would not declare a cease-fire unless Israel lifts the blockade and reopens crossings with the outside world. "We will not give a calm if we continue to be humiliated, and certainly not before Israel halts its aggression," Haniyeh said Thursday at a news conference in Gaza. He said the group's leadership would decide its next step after internal consultations.