Meet the most influential figures in the Jewish world
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.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 22, 2017
Swiss police stage raids in investigation into Islamic groups

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 8 - 16
    Beer Sheva
    9 - 17
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 6 - 14
    Jerusalem
    8 - 16
    Haifa
  • 11 - 20
    Elat
    9 - 20
    Tiberias