After a week of escalation, including battles with Israel, Hamas and Fatah stop just short of all out war. And Israel warns: “Be very afraid”.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The rival Hamas and Fatah factions reached a new cease-fire deal Saturday, after a week of deadly fighting, officials announced, pledging to pull fighters off the streets and exchange hostages.
Several previous truce agreements quickly collapsed in recent days, and it was not clear if this one would hold. As the agreement was reached, clashes erupted outside the home of a senior Fatah official in Gaza City, and security officials said several people were wounded. In another incident, the convoy of a Fatah-allied colonel in the Palestinian intelligence came under fire, but no one was hurt.