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  8/17/2014, Av 21, 5774

Hamas Calls for Escalation of Violence in Jerusalem, Samaria and Judea


Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told the Palestinian news agency, Sapa, that Hamas was calling for an escalation in acts of terror and violent confrontation from all sides in Jerusalem, Samaria and Judea, in order to force Israel to capitulate to the terror organizations demands for a prolonged ceasefire agreement.

Barhum said that Prime Minister Netanyahu's "stubborn refusal" to acquiesce to Hamas's demands in the ceasefire negotiations "is even more stupid a gamble, and liable to bring more tragedies upon him and the Israeli people than his decision to launch a ground ops in his war of aggression against Gaza."

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