Hamas: Israelis walking into our traps

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:52:33 GMT, PRESS TV -- Hamas's military wing says its fighters are fully prepared to catch Israeli forces off guard in each corner of the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

"We have prepared thousands of brave fighters who are waiting for you in each corner of the street and will welcome you with fire and iron," Abu Obeida, the spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - the military wing of Hamas- said in a televised speech on the movement's Al-Aqsa TV station on Monday.

Abu Obeida warned that more rockets would hit Israeli towns, should Tel Aviv continue the ongoing offensive against the strip.

He said the movement has enough rockets to continue the attacks on Israel, adding that "There are strategic places that can be targeted by our rockets."

Israeli has launched Operation Cast Lead on December 27 'to halt the rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip'.

However, after a ten-day-long onslaught on the region, Hamas resistance fighter still keep up rocket attacks on southern Israel. At least 24 rockets have been fired at Israel since Sunday night.

The movement has extended the reach of its rocket attacks , hitting towns some 40 km (25 miles) east of the coastal Strip.

The Israeli offensive which has been escalated into a ground incursion since late Saturday has so far left at least 531 people killed. More than 2,500 others have been wounded so far.(SB/MMN)

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