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Hamas New Year’s Eve rocket fire met with Israeli airstrike on Hamas rocket manufacturing facility



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After Israel struck a considerable blow against Hamas in May via Operation Guardian of the Walls, Hamas, which is funded by Iran, is again pursuing its mission to destroy the Jewish state.

A Hamas spokesman, Hazem Qassem, repeated lies about “defending” and “liberating” so-called Palestinian lands when all archeological evidence shows that Israel’s ancestral lands belong to the Jews (including Judea and Samaria). The Palestinians are Ottoman South Syrians.

With this latest incident of provocation against Israel (jihadis have been recently conducting “exercises” in the vicinity) despite a ceasefire in May, it is expected that Hamas, along with Iran and the entire jihadist battalion, will be plotting their next round of attacks against Israel, while antisemites continue to ramble on about Israel’s “occupation” and Palestinian “human rights.”

“Israel hits Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks,” Al Jazeera, January 2, 2022:

Israel’s military said it launched air attacks on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, a day after rockets fired from Gaza landed in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli military said the attacks late on Saturday hit a rocket manufacturing facility and a military post for Hamas.

“As fireworks lit up the skies to celebrate NewYear2022 around the world, a different type of fire came from Gaza-terrorist rocket-fire toward Israel,” the Israel military said in a tweet on Sunday.

“In response, we just struck Hamas sites in Gaza, incl. a rocket manufacturing site & military posts used for terrorist activity.”

It was not clear whether the rockets from Gaza on Saturday were meant to hit Israel, but Gaza-based groups often test-fire missiles towards the sea.

Hazem Qassem, a spokesman for Hamas, told Al Jazeera that some of the areas targeted by the Israel strikes include agricultural lands.

“Our resistance will continue to perform its duty to defend our people and liberate our land and sanctities,” Qassem said. “We will stick to our right of resistance until achieving the goals of our people with liberation and return.”

There were no reports of casualties from Saturday’s attack. No sirens were sounded and Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interception system did not deploy, the army said in a statement.

Apart from a single incident in September, there has been no cross-border rocket fire since a ceasefire ended an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in May…..