Hamas Claims It Repelled an Israeli Advance Into Gaza


Smoke billows after an Israeli air strike in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza City as seen from the Israeli-Gaza border. Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal on Friday warned Israel that a “black destiny” awaits the Jewish state if it launches a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Patrick Baz)

A Hamas spokesman said tonight that the terror group had repelled an Israeli advance into Gaza.
The Khaleej Times reported:

The armed wing of Hamas said on Saturday its fighters had repelled a patrol of Israeli special forces troops trying to cross the border into the Gaza Strip.

A spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades told AFP that fighters spotted an unspecified number of special forces trying to enter the Shijaiyah border neighbourhood of eastern Gaza City at around 1 am (2300 GMT Friday).

He said the fighters fired six mortar rounds at the Israelis, who returned fire with small arms and retreated. He said there were no casualties.

A spokesman told AFP the Israeli army was “not familiar with the incident,” adding that no soldiers had crossed into Gaza since the beginning of Israel’s air campaign against Hamas on December 27.

The Jerusalem Post has more on this reported incident.

Previously:
Israeli Jets Pound Gaza– Over 170 Dead (Video)
Israeli Gaza Strikes Called ‘Holocaust’ By Hamas
Hamas Calls For 3rd Intifada & Suicide Missions Against Israel
IDF Airstrikes Continue– 110 Rockets Fired Into Israel
Israeli Ground Forces Position Outside Gaza
Iranian Prostesters Call for “Israel to Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth”
Palestinian Girl Loses Family In Bombing… Blames Hamas! (Video)
Sick… Pro-Hamas Protesters Play the Nazi Card Against Jews
20,000 Iranian “Martyrs” Sign Up to Fight Israel
TERRORISTS HIT BEERSHEBA WITH ROCKETS!… 40 KM From Gaza
Israel Kills Hamas Leader Nizar Rayan & 2 of His 4 Wives (Video)
Ladies of Hamas Vow To Blow Themselves Up Among the “Apes and Pigs”
Breaking: Islamist Rockets Can Now Reach Israeli Nuke Facilities
Egyptian Foreign Minister Slams Hamas Again
Israel Bombs 20 More Hamas Homes & Flattens Mosque (Video)

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning