Hamas’ armed wing releases video with threatening ultimatum to Israeli authorizes should the Israel Prison Service not comply to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners incarcerated in Israeli facilities.
By ADAM RASGON
Israel has 24-hours to respond affirmatively to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas’ armed wing said on Tuesday.
“We are setting a 24-hour deadline for the enemy’s leadership to comply with the prisoners’ demands,” Abu Obeida said in a video posted on Hamas-affiliated news outlets.
Hamas issues ultimatum over hunger-striking prisoners. – Photo- Video screenshot
Abu Obeida said that Hamas’ armed wing, known as the Izzadin Kassam Brigade, will increase the number of prisoners it is demanding Israel release in prisoner swaps talks for every day Israel does not comply. Continue Reading »
The 20yr-old Gaza militant, a member of Hamas’s armed wing, was pronounced dead en route to hospital.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A Palestinian Hamas operative was killed on Monday morning as a tunnel collapsed on top of him east of Gaza. Several reports named the man as 20-year-old Anas Musa Abu-Shawish, a Gaza resident and a member of Hamas’s armed wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigade.
Abu-Shawish was evacuated to receive medical treatment following the tunnel’s collapse but was already pronounced dead en route to the hospital.
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Incidents like this are not uncommon.
Wafa, the official PA news site reports Gaza’s Hamas-controlled security forces closed all exits from Gaza and are also preventing the enclaves 4000 fishermen from going out to sea, in hopes of apprehending the assassin of a senior military commander.
By ADAM RASGON
The Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry closed the Erez crossing until further notice on Sunday, a ministry spokesman said, a day after Hamas accused Israel of assassinating a senior member of its military wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades.
“The closure of the Beit Hanoun crossing [Erez] comes as a part of the steps being taken by the security apparatus following the crime of assassinating Mazen Fuqaha,” Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry Spokesman Iyad Bazm said in a statement published on the ministry’s website. Continue Reading »