Haniyeh: PA gov't dedicated to maintaining truce

"My government has dedicated efforts to convince the Palestinian factions to maintain the truce with Israel," said Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday. Haniyeh went on to say that the Palestinian factions had adopted a "positive position" on this issue. The PA prime minister added that the Palestinians were surprised by the aggression Israel was showing towards them. Meanwhile, PA government spokesman Ghazi Hamed reiterated that the PA government was interested in maintaining the truce, stressing that the calm would collapse if Israel continued with its aggression. Hamed called on Israel to stop threatening an incursion into the Gaza Strip. Earlier Tuesday, a spokesman for Hamas's military wing declared that the truce with Israel was not longer binding, Israel Radio reported.