Saturday, May 19, 2007

Israel launches new airstrikes on Hamas

Yahoo! News reported Israeli airstrikes targeted Hamas for a fifth straight day Saturday, hitting a rocket squad and two workshops in Gaza, and the defense minister warned militants who attack Israel they should be "very afraid."
But if they would stop firing rockets into Israel they could proceed with killing their fellow Palestinians without worrying about Israel.
But Defense Minister Amir Peretz also said now is not the time for a major Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip.... Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said he expected the latest truce to stick because of Israel's military strikes. "No one would accept to fight one another while the Israelis are shelling Gaza," he said.
He does not want to worry about two enemies at the same time. But his rocket fire is what is causing the Israelis to attack.
Israel launched its latest round of airstrikes on Tuesday to counter a stepped-up barrage of Hamas rockets on Israeli border towns. The militant group, which refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist, has fired nearly 120 rockets at southern Israel since Tuesday, the military said. On Saturday, Israel missiles slammed into a rocket squad near the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, the army said. Earlier in the day, missile strikes demolished two suspected Hamas metal workshops.
Does this cause him to think maybe they don't like the rockets?

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