RAMALLAH, Jan 13 (JMCC) - Following a statement by Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh
to halt rocket attacks into Israel
will deploy troops along its northern and eastern borders to prevent violence between Palestinian groups and Israeli soldiers.
Hamas has largely respected an informal cease-fire since a three-week Israeli military offensive in the winter 2008-09. But smaller militant groups have carried out sporadic attacks.Read more
Fearing Israeli reprisals, Hamas has been urging these groups in recent days to restore the calm. Officials say the deployment is to prevent further rocket fire at Israel.
Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from Gaza.