Hamas urges factions to stop attacks on Israel

Published January 9th, 2011 - 04:02 GMT
Palestinian fighters
Palestinian fighters

Hamas said on Sunday it had started talks with other factions in the Gaza Strip to urge them to stop firing rockets at Israel. "We began contacts with factions over the situation in the field. Hamas seeks to control the situation on the ground and urge factions to recommit to the national agreement," Hamas official Ayman Taha said, according to Reuters

In recent weeks, Palestinian gunners have stepped up attacks along the border of Gaza Strip with Israel, which responded by air strikes that led to the killing of 13 Palestinians. 

Israel says Hamas has largely halted the firing during the past two years but increased rocket attacks means that it has not done enough to rein in the other groups.

 

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