13 Jan '11, 2pm

Gaza's Hamas rulers ordered the security forces to ensure militant groups observed a truce on firing rockets at Israel.

GAZA CITY (Palestinian Territories) - GAZA'S Hamas rulers on Thursday ordered the security forces to ensure militant groups observed a truce on firing rockets at Israel a day after the factions agreed to comply. Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya 'issued instructions to the ministry of interior and to security chiefs to preserve the national consensus among Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip for its protection,' said an official statement, referring to the truce agreement. The statement was read out by government spokesman Taher al-Nunu after a top-level meeting between Haniya and his ministers with the heads of the security and police forces in the Gaza Strip. Late on Wednesday, Hamas officials had met with the main militant groups who had agreed to observe 'national understanding' about a period of calm, and to avoid doing anything likely to provoke a strong Israeli ...

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