IDF: Hamas Must Stop the Rocket Fire from Gaza

(Jerusalem Post) Eric Sumner - IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told Army Radio on Thursday that Hamas' "only option is to stop the rocket fire" and restore "complete quiet." "We've seen in the past three and a half years that Hamas, when it wants to, knows how to prevent rocket fire coming from Gaza." Manelis said most, if not all, of the 16 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza in the last week were not launched by Hamas, but rather by smaller terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad. Nevertheless, the IDF holds Hamas responsible for everything that happens within Gaza and "for anything that comes out of it." "Hamas is playing a double game, and it's a game we can't allow. On the one hand, it tries to prevent launches from certain areas, and on the other, it calls for an intifada [uprising] and tries to bring masses of people to protest along the [security] fence."

2017-12-15 00:00:00

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