Hamas is suspending negotiations over the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit due to Israel's closure of Gaza Strip crossings, the London-based Al-Hayyat quoted a senior group official as saying on Friday.
"It makes no sense for us to begin negotiating on the matter of Shalit's release when Israel is not committed to the calm," Hamas official Moussa Abu-Marzouk told the daily.
Israel closed its commercial crossings to Gaza on Friday a day after, showing an excuse that a Qassam rocket fired from the coastal territory.
In his interview with Al-Hayyat, Abu-Marzouk also called on Egypt to intervene to ensure that the rocket fire stop.
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