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Tempers flare between Hamas, Islamic Jihad

Tension has been mounting between the political leaders of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad over the Palestinian deaths caused by the latter’s rockets during the recent round of fighting with Israel.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tension has been mounting between Hamas’ political leaders and Palestinian Islamic Jihad over the deaths caused by the latter's rockets during the recent military confrontation with Israel in the Gaza Strip.

The confrontation started on Aug. 5 and ended on Aug. 7 with an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire agreement.

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