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Hamas resumes rocket attacks on Israel
www.chinaview.cn 2007-05-16 01:38:58
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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)

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)

    GAZA, 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.

    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 Israel tonight.

    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 attack

     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.


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