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Hamas Backtracks on Attack Claim

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas militants in Gaza backtracked Friday on their claim of responsibility for an attack on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight Israelis.

Ibrahim Daher, head of Hamas' al-Aqsa radio, said his station put out an earlier claim of responsibility prematurely.

Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing, confirmed the group was not taking responsibility for the attack _ at least yet.

"There may be a later announcement. ... But we don't claim this honor yet," he said.