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(CNN) – The calm of a three-day cease-fire between Israel and Gaza ended Friday. Islamic militant groups said they fired rockets into Israel before the truce had expired this morning, blaming Israel for refusing to meet Palestinian demands. The war resumed, and Israel commenced bombing.
"Palestinians want cease-fire more than anybody else, because they are the ones who are being killed," said Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament.
The Palestinians are demanding the lifting of the blockade, to allow aid and supplies into Gaza. But Israelis say cease-fire negotiations should continue without any preconditions.
"But tell me, please, is it a condition to demand that you will have construction material to repair the sewage systems that are broken and flooding the streets of Gaza? Is it a condition that is unnecessary to demand that supply would be repaired so that people can have drinkable water?" said Barghouti.
"What israel wants is to use the humanitarian needs of the Palestinians and take Palestinians hostage so that they can impose on us their political conditions," he said.
For more of our interview with parliament member Mustafa Barghouti, check out the video above.
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