May 15 (Xinhua) -- Ezz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the
Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), resumed firing rockets on Israel Tuesday,
wounding at least two Israelis.
An injured woman is being evacuated to
hospital by paramedics after a Kassam rocket directly hit a house in the
Southern Israel town of Sderot injuring a mother and her son on May 15,
2007. Ezz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic
Resistance Movement (Hamas), resumed firing rockets on Israel Tuesday,
wounding at least two Israelis. (Xinhua Photo/Rafael Ben-Ari)
Abu Obaida, a spokesman for the Hamas military wing,
told the press that his brigades launched eight home-made rockets into southern
Israel town of Sderot on Tuesday, promising more rockets attacks tonight.
He said the attacks came to mark the 59th anniversary
of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) in response to the "enemy" celebrations
of what it calls "the anniversary of creating the State of Israel."
Israeli press sources confirmed the fresh Hamas
rocket attacks, saying an Israeli woman in Sderot was among the injured.
Meanwhile, in another statement for Al-Aqsa satellite
channel, a Hamas-run TV, Abu Obaida vowed to fire more barrages of rockets into
The fire of rockets came as Hamas was involved in
heavy fighting with its Fatah rival of President Mahmoud Abbas. The death toll
of today's clashes has risen to 12 people, most of them were Fatah security men.
Abu Obaida slammed President Abbas for bringing
forces into Gaza through Rafah border crossing "which has been closed before the
ordinary people and the patients."
Fatah said that its forces came back to Gaza after
getting regular training in Egypt, but Abu Obaida insisted the move was aimed at
"serving the Israeli and American agenda against Hamas."
Four Israelis wounded in Qassam rocket
JERUSALEM, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Four Israelis
were injured on Tuesday when a Qassam rocket hit their house in the western
Negev town of Sderot, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.
An IDF spokesperson told Xinhua that one of the
victims, a 45-year-old woman, was seriously wounded and her 4-year-old son was
also among the wounds.