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Olmert Orders Restraint to Give Ceasefire Time to Take Hold

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered the Israeli army to show restraint following Palestinian rocket attacks on Sunday to give a new ceasefire a chance to take hold.

Mr. Olmert says ceasefires do not materialize immediately. He says even though the rocket attacks were a violation, he ordered the Israeli army not to respond.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas deployed Palestinian security forces along the Gaza-Israel border to prevent militants from firing more rockets.

The armed wings of Islamic Jihad and the ruling Islamist movement, Hamas, both say they were behind Sunday's attacks.

Under an accord reached Saturday, Israel withdrew its forces from Gaza and Palestinian militant groups were to stop all rocket fire.

Israel pulled soldiers and settlers out of Gaza last year. But troops moved back into the region in June when Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid.

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