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Hamas-leder Mahmoud Zohar mistet sin andre sønn, Hussam (24), da israelerne rykket inn i det nordlige Gaza og havnet i strid med Hamas tirsdag. 19 gazaboere ble drept, hvorav tre sivile.

En Hamas-snikskytter skjøt og drepte en frivillig fra Ekvador som arbeidet på en gård like ved grensen. Det eneste Hamas kan si er at de vil fortsette kampen.

Hamas, Mahmoud Zahar vowed, will respond to Tuesday’s raid «in the appropriate way. We will defend ourselves by all means.»

Not long afterward, a Palestinian rocket slammed into the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, not a regular target for militants. The southern outskirts of the city of 120,000 people lie about six miles from Gaza. Most Palestinian rockets land much closer to the Gaza border.

Hamas hånet også Mahmoud Abbas fordi han setter seg ned og forhandler med israelerne.

Hamas’ senior political leader, Ismail Haniyeh, denounced Abbas for trying to make peace with Israel.

«Shame, shame, for those who shake hands with the leaders of the occupation, those who sit with the occupation leaders, and those who give compromises to the occupation,» Haniyeh told Hamas TV.

19 Gazans, kibbutz worker killed