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        2/2/2014, Adar 2, 5774

      Hamas Withdraws 'Anti-Missile' Force from Gaza Border

      /News/News.aspx/177015#.Uu6XOD2Swl8The Hamas rulers of Gaza have withdrawn a special security force tasked with preventing rocket launches at Israel from their position near the border, according to an anonymous security source cited on Sunday by Agence France Presse. The move comes a day after Israeli fighter jets attacked Hamas military positions in the enclave in response to a rocket attack at a southern Israeli town.

      The source said, "The field forces that are posted near the border with Israel were withdrawn yesterday evening to protest the latest escalation and Israeli attacks against Gaza." The source told AFP that while the 600-strong rocket-prevention force was removed, regular security forces remained in place.

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