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Hamas: No Truce Before Israel Stops Attacks

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A senior exiled Hamas official is
rejecting any talk of a new truce with Israel unless all attacks on
Gaza cease and the border crossings are reopened.
Moussa Abu Marzouk has told The Associated Press in an interview
in Damascus that Palestinian militants have a right to strike
everywhere in Israel in response to its deadly assault on Gaza.
The number of casualties from Israel's three-day Gaza offensive
rose Monday to 315.
Abu Marzouk called on Arab countries who have peace treaties
with Israel to sever those ties, namely Egypt and Jordan. He also
renewed accusations against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,
saying he was collaborating with Israel against Hamas.


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