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Top Hamas official: We don’t want to start a war

Senior Hamas official Salah a-Arouri says that the terror group is interested in ending the round of fighting if Israel stops what he says are attacks on Muslim worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

“There are mediators — Egypt, the UN and more who are trying to end the escalation,” he says. “We’re not interested in starting a war, but if Israel continues to harm the al-Aqsa Mosque and worshipers, we will not be able to not respond.”

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