Monday, 10 January 2011

More Israeli airstrikes as Hamas calls meeting of all armed factions


Israel launched yet more airstrikes on Gaza at the weekend. According to the Guardian a meeting of all the armed resistance factions was held over the weekend. Hamas is apparently trying to reign in the rocketeers from other organisations. Perhaps they were suggesting there are better times and ways to fight given that the al-Qassam Brigades now hav Kornet anti-tank weaponry that can penetrate IDF armour.
It was reported over the weekend that Hamas has held talks with other militant factions in Gaza to urge them to stop firing rockets into Israel.

Hamas official Ayman Taha was quoted as saying: "We began contacts with factions over the situation in the field. Hamas seeks to control the situation on the ground and urge factions to recommit to the national agreement." more