Hamas blames IDF for escalating tensions after rocket attack

February 27, 2017 15:20


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Hamas on Monday evaded claiming responsibility for a rocket launching that struck southern Israeli territory earlier in the day, and accused the IDF of escalating tensions with Gaza.

"We place full responsibility for the continuation of this dangerous escalation in Gaza on the Israeli entity, which is targeting the Palestinian resistance and the people of Gaza," Hamas charged in a statement. "The continued targeting of the resistance's locations, the purposeful explosion of the situation in Gaza, and the imposition of new formulas on the resistance can not be permitted irregardless of the price."

Hamas claimed that three Gazans were moderately wounded during an Israeli bombardment east of Rafah.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the projectile attack that exploded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council overnight, however the IDF holds Hamas responsible for any fire that emanates from Gaza.

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