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Hamas urges Arab countries to ‘compel’ end to Israeli offensive

Israel says five troops killed in north Gaza friendly fire

Hamas called on Arab countries to “compel” Israel to end its offensive in Gaza after Arab heads of state meeting in Bahrain demanded an “immediate and permanent ceasefire”.

In a statement, the Palestinian militant group urged “brotherly Arab states to take the necessary measures to compel the (Israeli) occupation to stop its aggression.”


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