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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gaza factions offer truce, if Israel reciprocates

Maan News Agency - Palestinian factions in Gaza agreed Saturday to commit to a truce with Israel if that country's military stopped attacking the coastal enclave.

The decision was made during a two-hour meeting in Gaza City, initiated by Hamas, to discuss what has been called Israel's escalation in attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Over the previous week, Israeli forces have bombarded the coastal enclave, killing 10 Palestinians including civilians and children. Dozens more were injured.

Israel's army says it is responding to a barrage of projectiles fired by militants into Israel, which have injured one Israeli in the last week.

On 19 March, Hamas militants fired 50 projectiles toward Israeli targets, in a move statements said was retaliation for the death of two fighters in an Israeli air strike earlier in the week. No injuries or damages were reported as a result of the projectile barrage.

The truce meeting was initiated by Hamas on Saturday, and was attended by representatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and several other parties, all of which have claimed projectile fire in recent weeks...
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