GAZA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Hamas movement rejected on Wednesday an Israeli-proposed four-hour lull of fighting in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zohri said in a press statement that the Israeli proposal for a four-hour truce is worthless as it does include hot zones along the borders with Gaza. "This is an act of media maneuver," he said.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli army authorized a temporary truce in Gaza from 12:00 GMT to 16:00 GMT.
The Israeli military operation on the Gaza Strip, which was launched on July 8 to end Palestinian rocket fire into Israel, has claimed the lives of at least 1,302 Palestinians and 56 Israelis.
Regional and international efforts to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza have been going on unabated, but without substantial progress.
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