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Gaza truce takes hold despite rocket fire

A ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza took hold on Sunday and despite Palestinian rocket attacks in the first hours, Israel promised restraint. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the deal could help revive peacemaking that collapsed six years ago before a Palestinian uprising began. For his part, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate, instructed security chiefs to clamp down on rocket firing by militants from the coastal strip into Israel. Full Story

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