This is not a parody: 'Hamas has detained suspects'
This is not a parody. Hamas apparently agrees with President Obama that terrorism is a matter for law enforcement
(Hat Tip: The Tower
At least one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip
hit southern Israel on Tuesday night, as alarms sounded across the
region, the Israeli army said.
There were no immediate reports of
injuries or damage from the rocket, which landed near the town of Gan
Yavneh, outside Ashdod, according to an IDF statement.
The projectile — a Grad missile — was located minutes after sirens sounded in the Lachish region and Ashdod.
It was unclear how many rockets were shot at
Israel from Gaza. According to the IDF, initial signs pointed to one,
though other reports put the nubmer as high as five.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility from Hamas or other terror groups in the coastal enclave.
However, an Israeli official said Jerusalem
holds Hamas responsible for all attacks launched from the enclave, and
the group was reportedly evacuating buildings and bases Tuesday night
ahead of an expected Israeli retaliation.
A source in Gaza said the firing was the
result of an internal dispute inside the Islamic Jihad terror group,
which has included kidnappings of people in northern Gaza.
The source said Islamic Jihad recently appointed a new commander to oversee the northern region of the coastal enclave.
The new commander was supposed to start his
new position today officially, but his predecessor opposed it, sparking
clashes between the two commanders’ supporters.
The new commander’s men then kidnapped two
operatives working under the former commander and, in retaliation, the
predecessor’s followers decided to fire rockets at Israel.
Hamas security forces are now searching the
area from which the rockets were launched and have detained several
suspects, according to the source.
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