Two key Palestinian militant groups say they are considering a 30-day cease-fire with Israel.
But Hamas and Islamic Jihad are denying Israeli claims that they have already agreed to a truce. Saturday, a third Palestinian group, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said it would back a truce if Israel stops military incursions into the Gaza Strip and stops killing Palestinian militants. For its part, Israel says it could ease its Gaza military operations if militants stop attacking Israeli targets. Meanwhile, in Gaza -- no attacks were reported on Sunday for a second straight day after a spate of Palestinian rocket and mortar fire into nearby Israel. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas deployed security forces in Gaza last week to curb militant attacks, while he seeks a broader deal with Israel.