Hamas says seeking to lower tensions with Israel

GAZA | Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:11pm EDT

GAZA (Reuters) – The Islamist group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip said Wednesday it was seeking to reverse a recent spike in violence with Israel that has claimed the lives of 11 Palestinians and one Israeli.

“We stress that our constant position in the government is to protect stability and to work in order to restore the conditions on ground that used to be dominant in previous weeks,” said Hamas spokesman Taher Al-Nono.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi)

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