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Full text: Hamas ceasefire statement

Hamas has announced an immediate ceasefire by its fighters and other Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip. Here is his statement in full.

In the Name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful. This is a statement in the name of the Palestinian resistance factions.

The Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip which has gone on for more than three weeks has failed, and with God's blessing it failed to impose its conditions on the resistance and on our people.

We, the Palestinian resistance factions announce a ceasefire of our factions in the Gaza Strip and we stress that our demand is the withdrawal of the enemy forces from the Gaza Strip within a week, along with the opening of all the crossings for the entry of humanitarian aid, food and other necessities for our people in the Gaza Strip.


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