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Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do

Reuters | Published: November 15, 2019 11:56:23 | Updated: November 16, 2019 16:59:56


Israel Foreign Minister Israel Katz arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US on September 26, 2019 — Reuters/Files

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the Islamic Jihad militant group for a truce.

“Quiet will be answered with quiet,” Foreign Minister Israel Katz told Army Radio. “The State of Israel will not hesitate to strike at those who try to harm it, from the Gaza Strip or from anywhere else.”

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