Hamas warns ‘resistance is ready to respond’ if Israel doesn’t stop ‘violence’

A spokesman for Gaza’s Hamas rulers warns Israel that the terror group will respond if a reported ceasefire deal brokered by Egypt to end violence along the border isn’t honored.

“The resistance is ready on the ground and is following after Israel’s commitment to the understandings to stop the killing and violence,” Fawzi Barhoum says, according to the Ynet news site.

“If Israel won’t honor this, the resistance is ready to respond and change the equation. Today is a crossroads in our relation to the occupation,” he adds.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in Gaza City, February 7, 2012 (AP/Hatem Mousa)

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