Hamas in talks with Gaza factions over Israel rockets

Israel repeatedly threatens besieged Gaza with new large-scale offensive.

Hamas in talks with Gaza factions over Israel rockets

Hamas said on Sunday it has begun talks with other resistance factions in the Gaza Strip to urge them to stop firing rockets at Israel.

Israel repeatedly threatens besieged Gaza with new large-scale offensive.

Palestinian fighters say fire rockets into Israel in response to the Jewish state's decades of occupation on Palestinian lands. These incidents usually do not lead any casualties.

The renewed tensions come two years after Israel's devastating offensive against Gaza.

The attack killed 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers.

"We began contacts with factions over the situation in the field. Hamas seeks to control the situation on the ground and urge factions to recommit to the national agreement," Hamas official Ayman Taha said.

He was referring to an understanding that Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said it reached with factions two years ago to halt actions against Israel.


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