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Report: Hamas, Israel exchange messages via Cairo
Published Saturday 06/04/2013 (updated) 07/04/2013 17:08
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel and Hamas have exchanged messages through Egypt after a rise in tensions along the Gaza border, the Al-Quds newspaper reported Saturday.

Israel bombed the Gaza Strip early Wednesday after militants fired rockets toward southern Israel following the death of a Palestinian with cancer in Israeli custody.

Israel's airstrikes were the first since it agreed to an Egypt-mediated ceasefire with Hamas in November.

Through Cairo, Israel relayed that it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks from the Gaza Strip, Al-Quds reported.

Israel also informed Hamas that it would respond to every ceasefire violation with military action and by restricting crossings and the permitted fishing zone, the report said.

Israel said Hamas should inform Egyptian mediators if it is unable to control the Gaza Strip in order to reconsider the ceasefire.

Hamas responded to Israel's messages, also via Cairo, and said it had tightened control of its border areas and informed all factions to abide by the ceasefire.

Hamas said it had arrested Salafi militants responsible for firing rockets at Israel, Al-Quds reported.

According to the report, Hamas informed Cairo that it cannot exercise complete control of Gaza, especially after the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh in Israeli custody.

However, the Islamist movement said it was working hard to control the situation and asked Egyptian authorities to request Israel refrains from further attacks on the Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, the interior ministry in Gaza denied claims by a Salafist group that its members were arrested by Hamas forces for firing rockets at Israel.

Interior ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan denied there had been any "arrests for resistance to the enemy (Israel)," saying such action would "not help national consensus (unity)."

"Our security apparatus is part of the resistance and does not arrest anyone who resists the occupation. On the contrary, we encourage resistance," Shahwan said.

A Salafist source told AFP that Hamas's "internal security apparatus in the last two days arrested two mujahedeen. One was released after several hours. The other is still detained."

The source said it was part of a "campaign to pursue Salafists after the targeting of Israel with rockets."

The Mujahedeen Shura Council said it fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday in response to Abu Hamdiyeh's death.

In a statement Thursday, the group urged "the rational-minded in Hamas to pressure its security to release Salafists."
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1 ) Two / Things
06/04/2013 15:53
So now we can see that Hamas is no different from Fatah - they obey orders from Jerusalem and are afraid to be punished. They like only two things - money and power, even just over Gaza. And as long as they have such beloved power they agree to forget about "resistance", "liberation of Palestine" and palestinian terrorists in jails. What a jerks. Sorry - not jerks, but "freedom fighters".

2 ) Outsider / EU
06/04/2013 15:58
Good, let the two sides talk - even indirectly. It would be stupid to have another conflict due to lack of communication.

3 ) Robby / USA
06/04/2013 20:02
Too bad all conflicts can't be solved this way.

4 ) Robby / USA
06/04/2013 20:05
1 ) Two / Things - The residents of Gaza should be the number one priority of HAMAS. Boasting about the "resistance" and being "freedom fighters" sounds really cool but accomplishes very little for the health and welfare of their people. If this stops further violence it is the RIGHT THING TO DO.

5 ) ABE / USA
06/04/2013 20:10
Good thing they won the war!!

6 ) Jordan / Palestine
06/04/2013 23:49
It funny how over 100 Israeli violations of the ceasefire with sniper fire and attacks on fisherman, famers, incursions, flyovers, etc. go completely unpunished - and there is no accountability for Israel whatsoever. The 'ceasefire' isn't worth the paper it is not printed on.
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7 ) iubhhj / mjk
07/04/2013 00:16
The Mujahedeen Shura Council said it fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday in response to Abu Hamdiyeh's death. In a statement Thursday, the group urged "the rational-minded in Hamas to pressure its security to release Salafists."" they should be sent to jail

8 ) Joe Z / UK
07/04/2013 12:29
'Israel' will respond to every ceasefire violation with a militart action? They already violated the ceasefire themselves over a hundred times with no Palestinian action triggering it. What a joke.

9 ) @ Robby-4 / USA too
07/04/2013 16:08
a- Hamas is more interested in killing Jews, so that they leave the region, than "the health and welfare of the people" living in Gaza, and b- HAMAS WILL NEVER CONSIDER "the right thing to do", which is to accept A TEMPORARY CEASE-FIRE BECOMING A PERMANENT PEACE, SINCE THAT MEANS JEWS WILL NEVER LEAVE THE REGION.

10 ) Robby / USA
07/04/2013 23:43
9 ) @ Robby-4 / USA too - I understand that is the HAMAS has acted in the past, lets hope you are wrong about the future.
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