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CEASEFIRE Cleric: Breaking Gaza Truce ‘Sinful’ Bernat Armangue / AP Photo

Cleric: Breaking Gaza Truce ‘Sinful’

Peace-loving people approved the recent Gaza ceasefire, and now a leading cleric does, too. A top Islamic cleric in Gaza issued a fatwa saying that it would be “sinful” to violate the recent truce struck between Israel and Hamas, conferring religious legitimacy on the deal. Suleiman al-Daya wrote that the ceasefire was sponsored by Egypt and that respecting it “is the duty of each and every one of us. Violating it shall constitute a sin.” Eight days of bloodshed ended with a truce struck Wednesday.

November 25, 2012 7:15 AM