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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Wednesday that an Egyptian-backed ceasefire plan could bring calm to strife-torn Gaza–As signs mounted that smaller militant groups such as Islamic Jihad were coming into line behind Hamas and the Egyptian-backed truce plan.

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VOICE OF ZAA NKWETA: In Gaza, Hamas leader and deposed Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Wednesday that an Egyptan-backed ceasefire plan could bring common stability to the region.

ISMAIL HANIYEH, HAMAS LEADER, GAZA (SUBTITLED TRANSLATION): Today there is an agreement under the Egyptian supervision. The ball is in the Israeli court right now. We hope that there is going to be a chance, that might bring calm and stability to the region.

NKWETA: Egypt has been leading attempts to mediate a ceasefire between Israel, Hamas, and smaller Palestinian groups. Meanwhile, an Israeli aircraft hit a metal workshop in southern Gaza on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding three. The Islamic jihad group identified the dead man as one of its local commanders.


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