Report: Hamas claims responsibility for kidnapping

Hamas confirmed that their forces captured the IDF soldier feared kidnapped Friday, but strongly contested the version of events put forward by Israel, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.


The Hamas-affiliated Al-Qassam Brigades said that "there has not been any Israeli soldier in eastern Rafah for the past 20 days. But as soon as the ceasefire was announced, Israeli movement in the area began at around 2:00 a.m. (They moved) 2.5 kilometers into eastern Rafah."


"In response to that, our fighters clashed with Israeli soldiers in Rafah at 7 am, killing and injuring many."


The ceasefire came into effect at 8 pm, while Israel claims the attack took place at 9:30 am, the Palestinians claim the incident took place at 7 am, an hour before the lull was to come into effect.



פרסום ראשון: 08.01.14, 16:31