Hamas declines Egypt's claims over Eilat's rocket attack

20:59, August 04, 2010      

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Gaza-ruling Islamic Hamas movement rebuffed on Wednesday the Egyptian claims that Palestinian militant groups in Gaza might be behind Monday's rocket attacks on Israeli city of Eilat.

"The Egyptian accusations are absurd since they are not based on professional investigations," Gaza-based Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Xinhua.

He added that what proves the incredibility of these accusations is Egypt's contradiction as it first denied the rockets were fired from its territories "and now says the missiles were fired from Egypt, pointing the finger of accusation at Palestinian groups."

Hamas, one of Israel's bitter enemies, seized the Gaza Strip violently in 2007.

The Egyptian official news agency MENA, reported on Wednesday that Egyptian security preliminary investigations indicate that militants from Gaza may be behind the Grad missile attacks that targeted Israel and Jordan, killing one Jordanian.

The Egyptian source stressed that Egypt will not let anyone use its territories to harm its interests, according to MENA's report.

Source: Xinhua


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