Special report: Palestine-Israel
GAZA, May 10 (Xinhua) -- A Hamas commander said on Saturday the armed
group's missiles became more accurate and would cause more pain to the Israelis.
"Recently, the Ezz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades have developed its
performance and rockets," Hamas website quoted the unidentified commander as
"The missiles are more accurate and can cause more pain to the enemy," the
commander said, adding Hamas uses "heavy mortars" when targeting settlements
around the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
On Friday, Hamas fired a number of mortar shells, killing an Israeli woman
at her house in a community to the east of Gaza Strip borders.
Meanwhile, the commander threatened Israel, especially residents of Sderot
city, with more rockets. The city, one km to northeast Gaza Strip, is a frequent
target of homemade Palestinian rockets.
"The settlers there will not enjoy safety as long as our people don't have
it," he said.
Hamas took over the Gaza Strip by force in June and boosted its rule after
defeating the long-dominant Fatah movement of President Mahmoud Abbas.
Five Hamas policemen were killed overnight in Israeli air strikes on their
posts in southern Gaza Strip in retaliation for the death of the Israeli