Hamas Releases Footage of 'Gaza Clashes'

Military wing of Hamas shows documentation of incident wherein two IDF soldiers were killed.

Avi Issacharoff Haaretz Service
Avi Issacharoff Haaretz Service

The military wing of Hamas publicized on Wednesday its documentation of the Gaza clashes last Friday, wherein two Israel Defense Soldiers were killed.

An article in the website of the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas's military wing, describes the escalation of events in the Gaza incident and provides video documentation.

In the events on Friday, Maj. Eliraz Peretz and Staff Sgt. Ilan Sviatkovsky were killed in the Gaza Strip while pursuing a group of Palestinian militants trying to lay mines near the border fence. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident, and two militants were killed.

The Hamas website says that in the video, it is possible to see "the Special Forces (IDF soldiers) crossing outside the border area and then seen advancing westward. The forces get injured by Iz al-Din al-Qassam forces and then rescue forces come and evacuate the killed and injured soldiers."

The military wing of Hamas, the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade, announced on Friday that it was responsible for the killing of the two IDF soldiers and injuring two others.

In a Hamas news conference, the spokesperson for the military wing of Hamas, Abu Obeida, said that a Hamas sniper succeeded in striking two Israeli soldiers. Abu Obeida said that "the act is dedicated to the Palestinian nation, to the jailed prisoners and in honor of shahid Mahmoud al-Mabhouh."



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