Hamas calls on Arab summit to and support armed battle

Gaza's Hamas rulers are asking the Arab states to cut ties with Israel, and support Hamas's armed campaign against it instead. About 2,000 people were attending a Hamas-organized rally in Gaza, as Arab leaders convened in Damascus ahead of the annual Arab summit. Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya said Israel would only respond to violence. "The Zionist enemy doesn't have a vision of peace. Only force ... fighting and holy war works with (Israel)."