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Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile
Sharp rhetoric suggests truce in Gaza may be fragile

Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held their fire Thursday, the final day of a three-day truce, but sharp rhetoric from both sides suggested the lull was a fragile one. An emboldened Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, held a rally for the first time since the conflict broke out a month ago, calling for its political demands to be met at talks in Cairo. “Our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained at Tel Aviv,” Hamas official Mosheer Masri told the crowd of several thousand at the rally, according to the Associated Press. Later, Israel Defense Forces said two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. No other...

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