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Hamas ready for ceasefire ‘if Israel stops its aggression’ in Gaza | guardian.co.uk

Following clashes in which Hamas fired rockets into Israel for first time in over a year, military wing says it is ready for truce

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem

Hamas has said it will commit to a ceasefire after more than 100 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel in the past three days and eight Palestinians, including three teenagers, were killed in Israeli airstrikes.

In a statement on its website on Wednesday evening the Islamist organisation’s military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade, said it and other militant groups in Gaza were responding “to Egyptian efforts … to stop this round of confrontation as long as the occupation stops this aggression”. Egypt has played a key role in brokering earlier ceasefires.

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