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Islamic Jihad Says Truce with Israel Still in Force

A top leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group said on Saturday a de facto truce with Israel was still in force despite the killing of three Palestinian youths in circumstances disputed by Israeli forces and Palestinians. “So far, the Palestinian factions have not declared an end to the calm … but they are studying the issue anew because of continued Zionist aggression,” Islamic Jihad chief Mohammed al-Hindi told a news conference. Earlier, a leader of a branch of Islamic Jihad, the Jerusalem Brigades, said militants were no longer bound by the truce. The Palestinian youths had been playing soccer in Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza when Israeli soldiers across the border, meters away, shot and killed them, Palestinian medics said. Full Story

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