Hamas Will Not Break Cease-Fire, Gaza Leader Vows

(Times of Israel) Elhanan Miller - "The cease-fire continues and is not one month long," Mahmoud al-Zahar, a Hamas hardliner and former foreign minister in the government of Ismail Haniyeh, told the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar on Thursday. Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Hamas security forces arrested two Salafi jihadists who had launched a mortar at Israel on Tuesday "without consulting their superiors." Hamas informed jihadist leaders in Gaza that it "will not tolerate this and will crack down on those trying to launch missiles. It will not allow anyone to violate the general Palestinian agreement prescribing the end of war and adherence to the cease-fire."

2014-09-19 00:00:00

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