Hamas says sniper was aiming for Dichter

Hamas said Friday afternoon that the sniper fire that wounded Public Security Minister Avi Dichter's aide Mati Gill was aimed at Dichter, Army Radio reported. Earlier, Dichter said that he didn't believe that the sniper was targeting him. Dichter and Gill had taken a 15-member delegation of the Board of Governors of the Canada Israel Committee (CIC) to the overlook near Sderot in order to familiarize them with the situation in southern Israeli communities bordering Gaza, which have come under frequent Palestinian rocket fire.