Hamas arrests Palestinians who launched rocket from Gaza

September 17, 2014 05:30

Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip arrested the militants who launched a rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday evening, Israel Radio quoted a senior defense official as saying.

Israel made clear to Hamas that if it did not take swift action against those responsible for firing the rocket, the IDF would need to take action, according to Israel Radio.

Hamas told mediators that it was interested in preserving the cease-fire and that it apprehended those responsible for the rocket.

Defense sources told Israel Radio that Hamas moved quickly to arrest the perpetrators because the organization is "disturbed by the situation."

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