Islamic militant Hamas rejects Egypt's proposal for cease-fire with Israel

GAZA, Gaza Strip - A senior Hamas official says the group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel.

The Israeli Cabinet earlier accepted the Egyptian proposal to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians.

The proposal calls for a cease-fire to begin within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the sides, followed by the opening of Gaza's border crossings and talks in Cairo within two days.

Israel launched the offensive last Tuesday, saying it was responding to weeks of rocket fire out of the Hamas-ruled territory.

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