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Security officials: Ceasefire up to Hamas

Israeli security officials responded to a BBC report about a looming ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel, and Israel's choice to respond with restraint to ongoing rocket attacks, saying the "the ball is in Hamas' court; we informed Hamas that calm will be met with calm and if there would be no calm, they will pay a heavy price.

 

"The message is very clear and it was delivered unequivocally. If Hamas have decided on a one-sided ceasefire, than all the better."