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Israeli and Hamas truce demands
Updated: 2008-12-29 10:50

WHAT: A six-month truce between Israel and Hamas broke down this month, leading to the Israeli offensive.

HAMAS: Says Israel has breached agreements by imposing a painful economic blockade on Gaza, staging military strikes into the densely populated coastal strip and continuing to hunt down its operatives in the West Bank.

ISRAEL: Initially said it was interested in prolonging "understandings" with Hamas brokered by Egyptian mediators. In recent days, however, Israel warned it would not tolerate the spiraling number of cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza. "Enough is enough," Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Egypt's president last week.