Hamas encourages cease-fire, beefs up forces on border

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.