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Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A Palestinian worker carries a mattress from a destroyed carton factory after it was hit in an Israeli air strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Smoke rises from a destroyed carton factory after it was hit in an Israeli air strike in Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Smoke from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A Palestinian worker inspects the damage of destroyed carton factory after it was hit in an Israeli air strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
The parents of Israeli Staff Sgt. Adi Briga who was killed in the Gaza war mourn over his coffin during his funeral in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli female soldiers mourn during the funeral of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, northern Israel, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Erez, 19, was killed Monday in combat after Gaza militants used a tunnel to sneak into Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A Palestinian walks with his bicycle past a United Nations aid agency car that was damaged by shrapnel from an Israeli strike, in the Jebaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. On Tuesday evening residents of the sprawling camp reported intense tank shelling. U.N aid agency worker Mounir Haggar and his brother Bassir who were in the car were killed and Mounir's son Ibrahim, 12, was wounded. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A Palestinian helps a wounded elderly man to the treatment room of Kamal Edwan hospital following an Israeli air strikes in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
A Palestinian man, wounded in an Israeli strike in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, is treated at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Palestinian sisters, from left to right, two and a-half-year-old Maram Naim, Reem Naim, 5, and Riwa Naim, 4, who wounded in an Israeli strike in Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, wait to be treated at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Palestinians from a damaged apartment building inspect the damage to a neighboring building, the offices of the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV station, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, destroyed by an Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A Palestinian worker inspects the damage of a destroyed carton factory after it was hit in an Israeli air strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinians from a neighboring apartment building carry out debris as they walk on the rubble of the offices of the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV station, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, destroyed by an Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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By IBRAHIM BARZAK

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.

Mohammed Deif's remarks were broadcast late Tuesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas. Deif says "there is not going to be a cease-fire as long as the demands of our people are not fulfilled."

Hamas has demanded that Israel and Egypt lift a border blockade they imposed on Gaza after Hamas seized the territory in 2007.

Deif's voice was recognizable in the audio statement. He has survived repeated Israeli assassination attempts and has operated from hiding for years.

Al-Aqsa also broadcast a videotape it said showed an infiltration by Hamas fighters into Israel on Monday through a border tunnel.



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