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Palestinian military groups 'agree to hold fire' in order to avoid Israeli incursion in Gaza

April 7, 2008 10:47 A.M. (Updated: April 7, 2008 10:47 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Palestinian military groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed among themselves to hold their fire of homemade projectiles at nearby Israeli towns fearing a major Israeli incursion, Hamas sources told the Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Akhbar on Monday.

"The agreement does not mean unilateral ceasefire, rather it is meant to annul any Israeli pretext to undertake more aggressive actions against the Gaza Strip," a Hamas official said.

"The Palestinian de facto government learned from reliable western sources that Israel plans to assassinate prominent Hamas and Islamic Jihad military leaders so as to provoke the military groups to launch barrages of homemade projectiles at Israeli towns which will give enough justification for a major Israeli invasion into the Gaza Strip," he added.

The Hamas source accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of knowing about the Israeli assassination plot in order to facilitate the return of Fatah's security forces to power in Gaza.

Palestinian military groups claimed responsibility for launching seven homemade projectiles at Israeli targets on Monday morning.
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