The militant Palestinian group Hamas is blaming Israel for this week's rocket barrage that targeted the Israeli resort of Eilat and Jordan's Aqaba port. An Egyptian official had said the rockets were fired by Hamas from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Sami Khater from Hamas' Damascus-based political bureau said on Saturday the group had "no interest" in firing the rockets and even ruled out that they had come from Egyptian territory. Khater says Israel may have fired the rockets to have a pretext to launch new attacks on Palestinians. (AP)