Israel rejected offers of truce on behalf of the Hamas terrorist group, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday at a meeting of the top military bras and security officials occasioned by the sharp escalation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based Islamists.

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Israeli media reported that the so-called security cabinet — comprising of Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi and several others — agreed to up by another notch the offensive against the terrorists, amid an understanding that the military operation could go on for another week.

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