Source Link: Stratfor
Palestinian factions met March 26 in the Gaza Strip to discuss renewing a truce with Israel after a week of attacks, AFP reported. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that he has been making contacts with other factions in order to avoid new confrontations with Israel. Haniyeh said specifically that he had spoken with Ramadan Shallah, the Damascus-based chief of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the group that has claimed responsibility for many of the hundreds of projectiles fired on Israel in the past week. A Hamas spokesman said that Hamas is set on protecting stability.