Hamas confesses that cease fires are a tactic
The chief of Hamas said Saturday that the Palestinian militant group would accept an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel but it would be a "tactic" in the group's struggle with the Jewish state.An explosion of violence in Gaza where no Israelis are sounds like a self destructive threat. Even if he mean that Hamas will strikeout more at Israel, it is still a self destructive threat. It is pretty clear that what ever Hamas agrees to at this time will be done if bad faith.
Khaled Mashaal, the Damascus-based Hamas leader, said in an interview with Al-Jazeera television that Egypt had proposed a six-month truce between the Hamas rulers of Gaza and Israel. He said his group was ready to cooperate but added: "It is a tactic in conducting the struggle ... It is normal for any resistance ... to sometimes escalate, other times retreat a bit. ... Hamas is known for that. In 2003, there was a cease-fire and then the operations were resumed."
He warned of an explosion of violence in Gaza if Israel rejects the truce.