Ashkenazi threatens new Gaza war, IOF raids southern Gaza
|Sunday, November 15,2009 15:39|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Gabi Ashkenazi, the Israeli chief of staff, has threatened to attack Gaza anew if the rockets fired from there did not stop while a unit of his forces raided southern Gaza on Friday night.
Ashkensazi, speaking to secondary school students in Beersheba on Friday said, "Although the Hamas rulers in Gaza have of late been restraining themselves and others, we must not fool ourselves. If necessary, we will operate again in the Gaza Strip to stop the rocket fire."
He said that his forces would act again against those firing rockets even if they operated in populated areas.
Meanwhile, a special unit of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) advanced into southern Gaza to the northeast of Khan Younis city.
Local sources told the PIC reporter that resistance elements fired four mortar shells at the invading soldiers, and that intermittent clashes ensued.
Hebrew media claimed that a locally made missile was fired from Gaza on Friday night on the western Negev but no casualties or damages were suffered.