Hamas-Israel Truce May Be Extended By Palestinian Group

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Hamas leaders in Gaza on Sunday left open the possibility of renewing a tenuous truce with Israel that is due to expire Friday, putting themselves at odds with a statement by the exiled political leader of the group in Damascus, Syria.

Khaled Mashal, the exiled leader, told Hamas's satellite television station Al Quds in an interview broadcast Sunday that "the truce was limited to six months and ends on Dec. 19."

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