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Hamas denies arresting militants in Gaza

Arab World Materials 7 August 2011 03:18 (UTC +04:00)
An Islamic militant group based in Gaza on Saturday accused Hamas security forces of nabbing two of its militants when they were trying to firing rockets at Israel, Xinhua reported.
Hamas denies arresting militants in Gaza

An Islamic militant group based in Gaza on Saturday accused Hamas security forces of nabbing two of its militants when they were trying to firing rockets at Israel, Xinhua reported.

The group, called al-Jihad and al-Tawhid in Jerusalem, said in a leaflet emailed to reporters that the security forces of the Hamas government which rules the Gaza Strip arrested two of its militants who were trying to launch homemade rockets from Gaza at southern Israel.

"Arresting two of our militants is very dangerous and is an unprecedented measure against our Mujahidin as they were practicing the instructions of Allah (God) and their national duties against the enemy," the militant group said.

Meanwhile, Ihab al-Ghussein, spokesman for the Hamas interior ministry, denied arresting two militants of the group, adding that police "doesn't detain people who resist the occupation."

Last week, militant groups in Gaza claimed responsibility for launching Grad rockets from the Gaza Strip at central Israel. Israel then air raided Hamas training facilities in response.

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