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Palestinian fighters hit Israeli helicopter over Gaza

March 15, 2008 10:46 A.M. (Updated: March 15, 2008 10:46 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Agencies - Palestinian fighters hit an Israeli military helicopter flying over northern Gaza on Friday evening, Israeli security officials said.

The helicopter returned to Israel safely. There were new casualties, Israeli sources said.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Abu Obeida, the Al-Qassam Brigades spokesperson said, "This afternoon our anti-aircraft crew opened fire at an Israeli aircraft over north Gaza, we know that it was hit," said Abu Obeida

Abu Obeida said that Hamas fighters would continue to open fire on Israeli aircraft that fly over the Gaza Strip "with the continuously improving ammunitions and the more accurate weapons the fighters obtain."

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