IDF: Hamas Escalating Attacks Against Israel

(Ha'aretz) Anshel Pfeffer - IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi ordered the air force to strike eight Hamas targets in Gaza overnight Tuesday, in light of increased offensives against Israeli troops and civilians along the border over the last two weeks. Some 30 mortar shells and 10 Kassam rockets have been fired during that time. Although Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Resistance Committee have been behind the majority of the recent rocket attacks and attempts to strike Israeli army patrols, the IDF believes that these militants have been carrying out orders from Hamas.

2010-12-21 08:28:40

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