"Our arms are only directed at the Zionists and at nobody else," Tawhid
So far, Hamas security forces arrested two members of Tawhid on
suspicion of forming a squad to fire the extended-range rockets into Israel.
The sources said an Al Qaida-aligned militia has acquired
rockets with a range of more than 30 kilometers. They said Tawhid Wa'al
Jihad has begun to fire extended-range Katyusha rockets against civilian
targets in the Jewish state.
"Forces belonging to Ismail Haniyeh's government in the northern Gaza
Strip detained today at 8:23 a.m., two fighters from a cell loading missiles
against the enemy," Tawhid said on Aug. 6.
This marked the first report that Tawhid has received and fired
extended-range Katyushas into Israel. Over the last year, Tawhid as well as
the Army of Islam have claimed responsibility for several short-range rocket
launches toward Israel.
Israel has targeted Hamas in retaliation for the Tawhid rocket strike.
In July, Palestinian gunners again increased missile and rocket fire from
the Gaza Strip.
The Tawhid announcement said the Israel Air Force sent unmanned aerial
vehicles to track the rocket squad that was arrested by Hamas. The group
said other squad members escaped.
"They were working in the service of the homeland against Israel's
tyranny," Tawhid said.