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August 7th, 2014
06:03 PM ET

Israeli official: Israel won't break the cease-fire, Hamas is the wild card

(CNN) – Hours before the three-day cease-fire in the Middle East is set to expire, Hamas is pushing its negotiators to reject an extension and return to battle.

"Israel won't break the cease-fire," said Israeli Government Spokesman Mark Regev. "But Hamas is the wild card. We know they could restart hostilities."

Hamas has three demands: allowing the seaport to function, opening the entrances in Egypt and in Israel, and lifting the blockade.

"Hamas can't shoot rockets into Israel and say it wants an open border with trade. It doesn't work that way.The key to normalizing relations between Israel and Gaza is ending the violence, ending the jihad. Now if Hamas is willing to do that, many things are possible," said Regev.

For more of our interview with Israeli government Mark Regev, check out the video above.

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