February 22, 2007

Hamas Military Wing: Truce Is Over

From Hamas Military Wing: Truce Is Over:

Hamas' Qassam Brigades have declared an end to a ceasefire with Israel, according to a statement released on Wednesday. The call to end the truce appeared on Hamas' official website, in both English and Arabic. Abu Obaida, spokesman for the Qassam Brigades, cited the death of Islamic Jihad commander Mahmoud Qassem in Jenin as the reason. Qassem was shot by Israeli Border Police on Tuesday, after security forces traced a foiled suicide bomb attack planned for Tel Aviv back to him. "The time has come to restore the honor of the Palestinian resistance," Abu Obaida said.