A MASKED Hamas supporter holds a mock missile at a Gaza celebration after last week’s cease-fire..
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Hamas’s armed wing, Izaddin al-Qassam, warned Israel against “continuing to violate” the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that was reached last August, saying Israel would be the first to be burned by its fire.
Referring to Wednesday’s incident, the group said this was a “dangerous violation and a crossing of all red lines, as well as playing with fire.”
The group said in a statement issued in the Gaza Strip that, “The enemy alone bears the responsibility of the repercussions of its uncalculated actions.”
The Hamas group said that the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip were now studying the incident to decide on their response.
“It seems that this murderous enemy has not learned the hard lessons it was dealt by the resistance in the past,” Izaddin al-Qassam added. “The enemy thinks that our people and the resistance are tired or exhausted after the last war.”
Another group in the Gaza Strip, the Popular Resistance Movement, warned that Israel would be a heavy price for killing one of its top activists, Tayseer al-Samiri.
He is the second Palestinian to be killed by the IDF since the end of Operation Protective Edge.
The group said that the killing and other Israeli measures in the West Bank and Jerusalem were part of a “Zionist-Western plot in collusion with some traitors and hypocrites.”