The reconciliation agreement signed on October 12 in Cairo does not specify a future for the Qassam Brigades
Ishtiwi was initially called in for questioning by Qassam Brigades
military intelligence officials in January of last year.
The Al Qassam Brigades
did not say whether the captured soldier was dead or alive.
spokesman Abu Ubaida said the attack marked the start of a campaign by the group to "break the siege".
The Qassam Brigades
said Palestinian police had tortured the detainees to force them into confessions that pointed the finger at Hamas activist Adel Awadallah.
The top Qassam Brigades
commander, Mohammed Dief, remains at large.
The reconciliation agreement signed on 12 October in Cairo does not specify a future for the Qassam Brigades
On Saturday dawn, the Israeli Occupation Air Force fired missiles into a Qassam Brigades
center, causing damage; no casualties reported.
In response to the injury of civilians in the most recent strike on Rafah, the Qassam Brigades
and the al-Quds Brigades fired a number of rockets at enemy military positions," Hamas s Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades
armed wing said in a statement.
Palestinian sources said that Israeli helicopters fired four missiles at Al Qassam Brigades
, the military wing of the Hamas movement, in al-Tuffah district.
Palestinian sources said that Israeli warplanes shelled a site of to Al Qassam Brigades
the military wing of Hamas in the neighborhood of Al-Tufah , wounded a nurse working in a hospital, one patient as well as the four citizens.
Gaza The house of the Al Batsh family was full of sadness and pride when it was crowded with people mourning the the deaths of two family members, Essam Al Batsh, 43, a main leader in the Ayman Juda Brigades, a sub-division of Fatah's Al Aqsa Brigades, and his nephew Subhi Al Batsh from the Al Qassam brigades
Hamas has called the exchange an "historic achievement" despite the failure to include key guerrilla leaders such as Abdullah Barghouti, head of the military wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades
, and Marwan Barghouti, of the mainstream Fatah group.
Already last week, the communique claiming responsibility did not mention Hamas or its armed wing, the Qassam Brigades
, but named only the "cells of the martyr, Yahya 'the Engineer' Ayyash.
A member of the Qassam Brigades
, military wing of Hamas was killed in the early hours of Friday morning when one of the resistance tunnels collapsed east of Gaza City.