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Hamas Offers Truce If Israel Halts Arrests

Fri., June 21, 1996

The militant Islamic group Hamas has offered to halt attacks against Israelis if Israel’s new government agrees to stop pursuing its fighters.

After a string of Hamas bombings killed 59 victims in Israel in February and March, Israel sealed off the West Bank and Gaza, arrested dozens of Hamas members and demolished the homes of the bombers and other Hamas fugitives.

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