The head of Hamas, Abu Ubaida, warns Israel not to undermine long-term truce efforts, amid violent clashes between police and Palestinians in Jerusalem. Yiming Woo reports.
Speaking from Gaza, the head of the armed wing of Hamas, Abu Ubaida, warns Israel not to make tensions in the region worse. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SPOKESMAN OF THE HAMAS ARMED WING, ABU UBAIDA, SAYING: "The enemy will feel the full wave of the explosion because they are responsible for the delay and the undermining of long-term truce efforts." A ceasefire in August between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza ended weeks of fighting that left more than 2,000 people dead, most of them Palestinians. Fears of conflict spreading again sparked in Jerusalem, after violence flared over access to a mosque considered holy in both Judaism and Islam. That's led to numerous deadly clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are in Jordan, hoping to find some form of resolution.