Hamas Official Says Terrorist Group Didn’t Kill Civilians, Blames Gaza Citizens
Saleh al-Arouri, a Hamas spokesperson, denied Thursday that his organization targeted civilians saying they only focused on attacking the Israeli army near Gaza, The Times of Israel reported.
Al-Arouri also suggested that Hamas’s attack was preventive in nature. “We knew that there were [Israeli] plans to launch a massive attack against us after the [Jewish] holidays,” the Hamas official said, The Times of Israel reported.
Roi Kais, an Israeli journalist for Kan 11, tweeted Thursday that the spokesman “places responsibility on ordinary residents of Gaza who entered as part of the attack and...