Hamas not sorry for targeting Israeli civilians

Monday, February 08, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Hamas on Saturday reacted angrily to reports that it had apologized for shelling Israeli civilians during last year's Gaza War.

Reuters reported last week on a letter sent by the Hamas government in Gaza to the UN regarding the Goldstone Commission into the conduct of both the terror group and Israel during the month-long confrontation.

In the letter, Hamas officials noted that their forces did not possess accurate weapons, and that oftentimes their fire would go astray "and hit a civilian location, despite their efforts to avoid hurting civilians."

The wording was interpreted as a sort of apology for the thousands of rockets that fell on Israeli population centers during the war.

But Hamas justice minister Muhammad Faraj Al-Ghoul told reporters that the group had by no means intended the letter to be an apology for targeting Israeli civilians, and again tried to shift blame for the fighting to Israel.

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