Ma'an News Agency
October 13, 2011 - 12:00am

Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, threatened Thursday to abduct more Israeli soldiers in order to force a prisoner exchange with Israel.

At a press conference in Gaza City, the Brigades' spokesperson, Abu Obeideh, said, "An Israeli incursion in Gaza announces good news to Gilad Shalit, that he may have new friends."

Abu Obeideh announced a plan to defend Gaza saying, "It will stun the Israelis and confuse them." He gave no further details.

Calls for a major incursion into the Gaza Strip rose in Israel Tuesday in response to the injury of around 70 Israeli soldiers when a homemade projectile launched from Gaza landed their tent in Ashkelon.


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