No cease-fire; Hamas chief vows to fight on

Posted: July 22, 2014 at 4:49 a.m.

Israeli soldiers mourn Monday during the funeral of Maj. Tzafrir Bar-Or, 32, one of 13 soldiers killed in fighting in Shijaiyah on Sunday, at the military cemetery in Holon, Israel.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary" -- raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.


Palestinians comfort each other Monday at the morgue of al-Najar hospital after one of their relatives was killed in an Israe... (By: HATEM ALI ) (Credit: AP)

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