Fatah: Hamas executed attack to torpedo agreement

Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip Sami Abu Zuhri said that the attack was Hamas' answer to reports circulated by Fatah that Hamas had agreed to a ceasefire. Abu Zuhri insisted that Hamas would continue its armed struggle against occupation, Israel Radio reported. Fatah, in the meantime, claimed that the attack was engineered by Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Mashaal in order to "torpedo" any agreement between the Palestinian factions on the prisoners document.