Islamic Jihad releases photos showing seized Israeli weapons
Date: 10 / 01 / 2009 Time: 20:44
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Gaza – Ma’an – The armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, released photos on Saturday that they say show weapons seized from the Israeli military during a surprise attack on Israeli troops north of Gaza City.

The photos, posted on the group’s website, show masked Islamic Jihad fighters displaying what appears to be a rocket launcher stamped with Hebrew writing and a variety of bullets.

The group also claimed to have caused casualties among the Israeli soldiers while attacking them with RPGs and rifles. They said the attack took place near the ruins of the American international school in northern Gaza.

They claimed to have shot an Israeli soldier in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza.

The Al-Quds Brigades claimed joint responsibility with the Al-Aqsa Brigades for firing an RPG at Israeli soldiers in the Al-Atara area of northern Gaza on Satruday.

Meanwhile, Palestinian armed groups continued to launch homemade projectiles at Israeli towns in the Western Negev. The Israeli army also announced that five soldiers were wounded in clashes with Palestinian gunmen on the Gaza border.

Three Israelis were lightly to moderately injured after four Grad missiles landed on the city of Ashkelon, on the coast north of Gaza.

Israeli media confirmed that six homemade projectiles landed in the area of Gaza, three in the Eshkol area to the east of Gaza, causing no injuries. Mortar shells also landed in Israeli army compounds near Gaza.

Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing three at the Eshkol area, and for firing four mortar shells in cooperation with another group at an Israeli military installation at Nahal Oz.

The armed wing of Hamas, the Al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for detonating two bombs in the midst of Israeli soldiers and shooting another soldier in the on Al-Kashef hill in eastern Gaza, and for targeting an undercover Israeli force in eastern Jabaliya with three RPGs.

Al-Qassam also claimed responsibility for bombing a house it said contained undercover Israeli operatives in the At-Tuffah neighborhood, firing two projectiles at Ashkelon and five mortars at an Israeli military installation in Al-Maghazi.

A group calling itself Jaysh Al-Umma (Army of the Nation) claimed responsibility for shooting an Israeli soldier in eastern Gaza.

The National Resistance Brigades, the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said they shelled a a gathering of Israeli tanks east of Al-Maghazi, in central Gaza.