Hamas Threatens Israel with ‘’Serious Consequences’’

The terrorist organization confirmed that two of its operatives were killed yesterday in the attack on an IDF tank patrolling the Gaza Strip border.
Senior Hamas leaders [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

Referring to yesterday's attack on an IDF tank, a statement was released today by Hamas saying, that "the occupation attacked Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip in which two militants were killed, and the attack will have

"The resistance can not allow the occupation to attack our positions without paying the price", the statement concluded.

Shortly afterward, an IDF Spokesperson confirmed that a tank shelled the Hamas position from which rockets were fired. The IDF Spokesperson stated that the army "will act against any offensive intention and any attempt to attack our forces and consider the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for everything happening in and out of the Gaza Strip.

According to a report by the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, the incident "is expected to destroy the efforts of Egypt and the United Nations to establish a long-term ceasefire."

In an apparent response by Hamas, the IDF reported that at least four fires broke out today in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip and the western Negev as a result of arson kites, and a Molotov cocktail landed near a kindergarten in one of the Eshkol Regional Councils.

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