Saturday, Aug. 24
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Hamas says ceasefire no obstacle to resistance in Gaza

Nov. 15, 2008 11:02 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 15, 2008 11:02 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - The five-month ceasefire will not prevent Hamas from resisting Israeli attacks, according to a statement from the Palestinian movement on Saturday.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said that "Israelis will not enjoy tranquility so long as Palestinian blood is being shed and their bodies are being torn to pieces."

"Bombardment of Israeli settlements by Palestinian military groups came in response to frequent Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip," Barhoum insisted.

"Whenever negotiations and security liaison between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli occupation speed up, the enemy becomes certain that he will not come under any pressure by Arab or international sides," the spokesperson speculated.

"Thus, the enemy becomes more vicious and more aggressive against our people, lands and holy places. So, the Al-Qassam Brigades and other military groups will retaliate fiercely to any Israeli aggression or criminal act," he added.

On Friday, Hamas's military wing launched Grad missiles at the Israeli city of Ashkelon and toward the Western Negev, injuring several Israelis. The rockets were the first since a truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect on 16 June.

But the ceasefire was violated on 4 November when Israeli forces invaded eastern Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, clashing with Palestinian fighters and killing six affiliated with Hamas's militant wing.

Two houses were also demolished and several Palestinians more were detained by Israeli soldiers. Israel claimed the incursion was to demolish a tunnel that Hamas had dug to try to capture Israeli soldiers.
Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015