The reconciliation agreement signed on October 12 in Cairo does not specify a future for the Qassam Brigades
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Ishtiwi was initially called in for questioning by Qassam Brigades
military intelligence officials in January of last year.
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.
Al Qassam Brigades
added in its statement :"after the discovery of the Israeli force elements from Al Qassam try to stop and chase them but Israeli warplanes intervention cover the withdrawal of Israeli special forces on the ground.
"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.
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the armed wing of Hamas announced that the two Palestinians who were killed are Ahmed Morjan 23 years old and Abdul Hafiz al-Silawi 23 years old.
"But they're censoring the Qassam Brigades
account, which exposes the hostilities of the terrorist Zionist army and shows the truth.
The Qassam Brigades
says it dug the tunnel as part of a plan to capture Israeli soldiers and hold them in exchange for imprisoned Palestinians.
The group said in a statement carried by AN NAHAR that the attack came as "an initial retaliation against the occupation's crimes (Israel) especially the ones in which the Qassam Brigades
' leaders Ismail and Abdullah Labad and Mohammad al-Daya were assassinated."
The first strike hit north of Beit Hanun, critically wounding four Qassam Brigades
militants, one of whom later died of his injuries, medics and the militant group said.