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The IDF killed five terrorist leaders in raids in the West Bank, including the leadership of Islamic Jihad in Bethlehem. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he expects "some difficult moments still await us before we reach a lull" in the conflict in Gaza. Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said, "the ball is in Israel's court," regarding the truce. Israeli Public Security Minister Avi Dichter ordered police to demolish the house belonging to the family of the terrorist who attacked a Jerusalem school last Thursday.
Israel and Hamas reportedly agreed to a 30-day ceasefire. But after a four-day lull in hostilities, Palestinians fired a rocket at Ashkelon; Israel issued a warning to Hamas in response. Meanwhile, Palestinian PM Abbas blamed Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak for stalled peace talks.