Following the Friday night killing of three Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, several Palestinian factions on Saturday morning announced that they were backing out of the lull agreement reached with Israel.
Hamas officials denied IDF claims, according to which the three militants were planning to abduct Israelis in the Sinai Peninsula and in Israel.
The militants were killed during an IAF strike on a vehicle near the town of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.
Hamas identified the three as Ismael Lubbad, Abdallah Lubbad and Mohammed Eldayah, who were all members of the Islamist group's Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
'If enemy wants to play with fire – it will get burned' (Photo: AP)
Izz al-Din al-Qassam declared that the strike marks a “significant escalation” and that Israel will bear the results of its actions.
The military wing's spokesperson Abu Obeida issued a statement saying, "If the enemy wants to play with fire – it will get burned."
The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine's military wing announced on Saturday that they are backing out of the lull agreement reached with Israel following the recent escalation in rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip.
"Palestinian blood has a heavy price and Israel must prepare itself for the Palestinian fury," read a statement issued by the PRC.
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