Hamas May Be Drafting Terms For Cease-Fire With Israel

JERUSALEM — Israeli media is reporting that Hamas is drafting terms for a temporary cease-fire with Israel.

Israel Radio cited senior Hamas officials as saying the militant group is working toward a limited truce with Israel and is in talks with other armed Palestinian groups for their support.

Hamas first floated the idea of a truce in a phone call to an Israeli TV reporter Tuesday from the leader of the Hamas government in Gaza. The proposal was officially made Thursday though Egyptian mediators.

A senior member of Islamic Jihad says there have been no discussions between his group and Hamas about a truce.

At least three high-ranking Israeli officials said this week that they favor a conditional cease-fire with Hamas, if the militant group halts rocket fire into Israel.