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PA: Hamas military chief in Rafah ordered rocket attacks on Eilat, Aqaba

Sources tell Haaretz the attack had been approved by the Hamas politburo chief, Khaled Meshal, based in Damascus.


By Anshel Pfeffer and Avi Issacharoff 06.08.10


The commander of Hamas' military wing in Rafah, Raed al-Atar, is responsible for ordering the firing of Grad-type Katyusha rockets at Eilat and Aqaba from Sinai earlier this week, Palestinian security officials say.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported yesterday that Egypt had declared a state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula as part of a manhunt for the militants who fired the rockets.

It was also reported that senior security officials went to Sinai to investigate the incident and hunt down the militants, who are still believed to be in the peninsula.

Security sources told Haaretz that according to an investigation by Palestinian intelligence, Atar was behind the rocket attacks auth


Added: Aug-6-2010 
By: aydeo
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Iran, Middle East
Tags: PA, Hamas, Rafah, Rocket Attacks, Eilat, Aqaba
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