- April 19, 2008
Hamas warns: End the siege or else more operations would follow
The Hamas Movement on Saturday warned that the “qualitative” raid on the IOF Karm Abu Salem military position would not be the last of its kind if the siege persisted on Gaza.
Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman in the Strip, said in a press release that Hamas “blesses the raid by the Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas)”, and recalled that his Movement had repeatedly warned that its patience would not be for long and that it would resort to all options in face of that siege.
He said that the raid was the start of the “explosion” that his Movement had warned of. He added that if the concerned parties did not rapidly act to save Gaza that is dying due to the siege then Hamas would work on breaking that siege with all available means.
Meanwhile, IOF sources expressed shock at the “daring” attack that left 13 Israeli soldiers wounded, two of them in serious conditions, according to Hebrew media.
The sources told Hebrew daily “Yediot Ahronot” that the plan was “meticulously planned” and targeted capturing IOF soldiers.
The sources said that the Palestinian resistance fighters made use of the fog that engulfed the area to cover up their advance in three booby-trapped vehicles into the IOF position.