Monday, August 22, 2005

Hamas Details Past Attacks in Gaza Strip

From Associated Press:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas militants, jockeying to take credit for Israel's Gaza Strip pullout, said they were involved in 54 percent of 400 attacks on Israeli targets in Gaza in the past five years.

The figures appeared on a Hamas Web site Monday, the day Israel set out to clear the last of its 21 Gaza settlements, Netzarim.

Remember this is the second leading political party in Israel, and these figures are appearing on their website.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the figures "are a document of Hamas' struggle and Hamas' role in liberating this precious part of the homeland."

They show that "resistance is the Palestinians' strategy of choice," Abu Zuhri said.

"It made this victory possible, and this victory can be repeated," he said, referring to Israel's Gaza withdrawal.