Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.
(photo credit: AP)
Hamas accused Israel Saturday of launching the rockets that struck near
Eilat and Jordan last week, as a pretext for further attacks against the
Palestinians. The six rockets killed one and wounded three more at the Intercontinental Hotel in Aqaba.
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The terrorist group denied being behind the attacks, saying it had "no interest" in
launching the rockets, also denying they were fired from the Sinai in Egypt.
Hamas rockets seen as a bid to foil talks
Both Israel and Egypt blamed the attacks on Hamas, who denied any
investigated these two incidents. It is clear to us
doubt that in both incidents a cell of Hamas’s military wing in Gaza
surreptitiously fired the missiles,” Netanyahu said. “I want to be
the territory of a third country — a peaceful one — in order to launch
against Israel won’t help Hamas escape responsibility.”
Though Egypt initially denied the rockets were launched from the Sinai,
it later changed its tune and affirmed that they had, blaming militant
groups in the Gaza Strip for the action, which they said had infiltrated
via smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt.