Hamas says missiles more accurate
www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-10 19:24:13   Print

Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations    

    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 saying.

    "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 woman.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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