Gaza militants say will withhold fire if Israel does

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 26, 2011 1:41 PM
Gaza militants say will withhold fire if Israel does

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas Islamists said on Saturday that Gaza militants had agreed to halt their rocket fire at Israel if the Jewish state stops launching strikes against targets in the coastal territory.

Hamas spokesman Ismail Rudwan said after a meeting with faction heads over a surge in cross-border tensions with Israel, that militants were "committed as long as the occupation (Israel) was committed" to restore a de-facto ceasefire.