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Hamas encourages cease-fire, beefs up forces on border

ByASSOCIATED PRESS
January 13, 2011 17:40

Hamas on Thursday ordered its security commanders to enforce a cease-fire with Israel and beefed up its forces near the border to help maintain the calm.

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh issued the order following a surge in violence between Palestinian terrorists and the IDF in recent weeks.

Hamas has largely respected an informal cease-fire since Operation Cast Lead, however other terrorist organizations have carried out sporadic attacks.

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