Friday, August 1, 2014

Hamas: Israel violated the ceasefire, committed bloodbath in Rafah

Hamas: Israel violated the ceasefire, committed bloodbath in Rafah

[ 01/08/2014 - 05:53 PM ]



DOHA, (PIC)-- Hamas has slammed the Israeli occupation for having breached the ceasefire agreement and stepping up its genocides in Rafah, vowing Hamas will only provide consensus over truce bids if observed by Israel.
A responsible source in Hamas said in a statement Friday the Israeli occupation has violated the terms of the 72-hour ceasefire tender by stepping up its military offensive against Gaza civilians.
Israeli repeatedly breached the ceasefire, Hamas charged, adding the violations included a series of raids into Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli occupation forces raided civilians’ homes and deployed over their rooftops.
“The Israeli offensive has been taking away the lives of our offspring in besieged Gaza Strip. The shelling east of Rafah and the raids carried out at around 2 a.m. do not only manifest of Israel’s pre-planned violations of the truce but also of its indifference towards all regional and international mediators,” Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas armed wing, declared in a statement Friday.
“The incursion leaves no doubt that Israel’s infringement of the ceasefire bid is a pre-planned conspiracy targeting our land and innocent people,” Al-Qassam added.
“Our fighters at 7 a.m. clashed with the Israeli soldiers advancing in eastern Rafah, leading to a number of deaths and wounds among the Israeli occupation army,” the statement concluded.