The Hamas rulers of the besieged Gaza Strip announced early on Saturday they were no longer committed to a more than two-year de facto truce with Israel since the end of deadly offensive in early 2009.
The statement was broadcast over a Hamas radio station after Israel pounded coastal Gaza for two days with air strikes.
"There is no longer any truce with the enemy," the statement said.
Israel has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip since Thursday that medical officials said have killed at least 15 people. Israel said more than 100 rockets have been fired from the besieged enclave at its southern towns and villages.
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