Gaza, 4 Muharram/November 18 (MINA) – Hamas’ military wing, Izzuddin Al-Qassam Brigades claimed to have succesfully captured two Israeli pilots after their war planes were shot down during the Israeli strikes on Gaza, Saturday (17/11).
In the Israeli attacks on Gaza, the Israeli Occupation Forces rely on the American made F-16 fighter planes to spearhead the air strikes against targets around Gaza. During the four days of the attacks, Israel has lost a spy plane and a fighter plane F-16.
Hamas took prisoners two Israeli pilots after Al-Qassam Brigades shot down their war plane, a Palestinian source said. Hamas claimed to have shot down a second Israeli aircraft on Friday – Al-Qassam said they have a video to prove it.
This success is welcomed by Gaza people, as a repeat of their success when they were capturing Gilad Shalit who became a great success in exchange for 1000 Palestinian who were arrested by Zionist Israel.
In the war against Zionist Israel, the military wing of Hamas Izzuddin Al-Qassam Brigades has made a lot of surprises. One is the launch of a rocket from the underground that has never been done before.
Al-Qassam also launched their latest rockets namely Khornit, GRAD and Fajr 5, which can penetrate and hit Tel Aviv Israeli Parliament (Knesset) even though Israel has installed anti-missile defense system, Iron Dome.
Until now, Zionist Israel has mudered at least 43 Palestinians and injured seriously 350 others. Most of them are women and children.
In this war, Israel has reported lost of 170 million shekels a day to demolish Gaza.
Israel continues to strike Gaza for the fourth consecutive day.
Hamas headquarters in Gaza have been struck by Israel during a deadly attack in the early hours of Saturday. Israeli forces launched four missiles on the building, killing eight Palestinians when the four-storey government building collapsed.
In a press conference in front of the destroyed Hamas headquarters, the Islamic movement’s spokeman Taher Al-Nunu said: “Targeting a government building shows that Netanyahu doesn’t know how to confront the Palestinian people. The Israeli Prime Minister should be considered a war criminal, and he should be brought to justice.”
Gaza locals witnessed an Israeli warplane pounding a mosque near the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
Meanwhile, The armed branch of Hamas, the al-Qassam Brigades, has claimed to have launched Qassam rockets targeting Jerusalem. A rocket landed on the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Bethlehem. Hamas also targeted the home of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
The Israeli offensive, which started on Wednesday, has already killed 43 Palestinians and injured an estimated 350 others. Despite Israeli claims that they are only targeting ‘Palestinian resistant hotspots’, mosques, schools and cemeteries have been hit by the Israeli missiles.