Read at www.npr.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a cease-fire plan delivered by the Palestinian militant group Hamas to end the war in Gaza.
Netanyahu called the plan 'delusional' and noted that it would have left Hamas in power of the Gaza Strip at the end of the phased truce.
Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, killing some 1,200 people and taking around 240 hostages, according to Israeli officials.
Israel launched an air and ground campaign in Gaza to crush Hamas, which has killed more than 27,000 Palestinians, according to Gaza's Health Ministry.