Sunday, September 25, 2005

Hamas says no more rocket attacks

Middle East: I figure Hamas is smart enough to realize without any settlements to use as an excuse, Israel can go to town on Gaza if attacked.

The Palestinian militant organisation Hamas has announced an end to rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. Up to 40 rockets have been fired at Israel in recent days, following Israel's withdrawal from Gaza earlier this month. In response to the rockets, Israel resumed its policy of targeting militant leaders in air strikes. An Israeli missile apparently aimed at a road used by militants hit an open area of northern Gaza early on Monday. One woman was reportedly hurt by shrapnel from the missile which the Israeli military said had targeted a road used by Palestinian rocket squads. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon earlier authorised "unrestricted" strikes against Palestinian militants.

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