Israel voiced commitment to the Gaza Strip truce but warned Palestinian terrorists to abide by it as well. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that the Nov. 26 cease-fire, which aimed to give Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a chance to restart peace talks, had been worthwhile. But with Palestinian terrorists still firing rockets sporadically into Israel and openly speaking about modeling themselves on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, Olmert hinted that military sweeps in Gaza could resume.
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