Hamas, Islamic Jihad pledge to honor truce with Israel under unity government – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Hamas officials said Monday that the Islamist militant group would honor an unofficial truce with Israel after forming a new unity government with Palestinian rivals from the West Bank.

Officials also said that Islamic Jihad, which has firedr barrages of rockets and mortar shells at Israel in recent years, had agreed to honor the truce as well.

Although Hamas has insisted it will not change its stance on recognizing Israel, security officials from the organization said on Tuesday that militants have agreed to hold their fire after the new government is formed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the cease-fire is not officially part of the deal.

via Hamas, Islamic Jihad pledge to honor truce with Israel under unity government – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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