Hamas vows to keep Israeli aircraft in its line of fire

Hamas said Saturday its operatives will keep targeting Israeli aircraft with heavy machine guns, after hitting an Israeli helicopter over Gaza. The IDF did not comment on Friday's incident, but security officials said the helicopter was lightly damaged and returned to Israel safely. Abu Obeida, spokesman of the Hamas military wing, said that in Friday's incident, Hamas operatives fired at a helicopter with machine guns from several directions. "This is progress for the resistance," Abu Obeida said. "It's a message to the occupation that our resistance men will confront the Zionist war planes, vehicles and soldiers with any means they get."