Hamas to Gaza militias: Stop firing rockets at Israel – Haaretz – Israel News

Hamas in Gaza tried to ease tension with Israel and Egypt Tuesday, urging other Palestinians to stop firing rockets into the western Negev and promising Cairo answers over the shooting of an Egyptian soldier at the border.

Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Islamist movement’s government in the coastal enclave, said other armed groups in the Gaza Strip should observe what has amounted to a ceasefire since Israel’s major offensive a year ago. That, Haniyeh said, was in the interests of protecting Gazans from Israeli attacks.

On Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak had warned Hamas to rein in its allies “or else” – a threat of more Israeli action.

via Hamas to Gaza militias: Stop firing rockets at Israel – Haaretz – Israel News.

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