facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Reports say Hamas preventing rocket fire

June 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM   |   Comments

GAZA, June 18 (UPI) -- Hamas in Gaza has deployed a 600 member military force to prevent rocket attacks on Israel, an Arab source told The Times of Israel.

Hamas formed a special force to "safeguard public order" and operates along the border with Israel, the source told the Israeli website.

Recent months have seen a dramatic decline in the number of rockets fired at Israel compared to a similar period last year, Israeli security sources told the website. Since the end of the Israeli military offensive in Gaza -- Operation Pillar of Defense in November last year -- approximately 20 rockets were fired at Israel compared to 150 rockets fired during a similar period a year ago, the website said.

In recent days, a delegation of senior Hamas officials permitted to visit Egypt, are currently holding consultations in Cairo with Egyptian government officials, the site said.

Since Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi was elected, the Egyptian government has been pressuring Hamas to act against rocket attacks on Israel and work toward maintaining the peace in Gaza, the site said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
5
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback