RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The unconstitutional government of Fayyad in Ramallah, which has strong relations with the Israeli government, condemned the heroic Nahal Oz operation carried out Wednesday by the Palestinian resistance and resulted in the death of one Israeli officer, two soldiers, and the injury of many others.
"While efforts being made to reach calm and end the issue of Gaza crossings which could alleviate the suffering of our people in the Strip, some parties deliberately give [Israelis] pretexts for the closure of crossings and depriving Gaza citizens from fuel supplies," an official source in the Fayyad government said.
The Israeli occupation had been imposing a suffocating siege on Gaza for more than ten months and closing crossings before such operations were carried out.
Israeli political sources said Wednesday that Hamas would pay dearly for the operation carried out by Palestinian resistance fighters in the Nahal Oz crossing, east of the Gaza city, alleging that such operations are carried out with Hamas approval.
In retaliation to the ongoing heinous crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people and its unjust siege imposed on them, Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, took the credit for firing four home-made rockets on a group of Israeli armored vehicles and tanks at the Nahal Oz crossing, according to a communiqué received by the PIC.
In another communiqué received by the PIC, Al-Qassam Brigades said that its fighters managed on the same day to shoot down an Israeli soldier at the Nahal Oz crossing, pointing out that the IOF troops admitted that Palestinian snipers shot an Israeli soldier.