Press Release Al Qassam Brigades regarding breach of truce and alleged capture of Israeli soldier

Al Qassam Website Aug 2, 2014 | Arabic below

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Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades

Statement Clarifying the Zionist Enemy’s Violation of the Humanitarian Ceasefire, the Claim of the Disappearance of One Soldier, and the Clashes East of Rafah

The Zionist Enemy violated the humanitarian ceasefire yesterday, Friday, 1 August 2014, by moving forces to the East of Rafah, the continued artillery shelling, and the deployment of snipers on many fronts in the Gaza Strip. In addition, Enemy Forces committed a terrible massacre against civilians in Rafah, killing dozens; and the killing of Palestinian civilians continues. The Zionist Enemy claims the disappearance of one soldier. In this regard, Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, after conducting an internal review in the relevant circumstances, affirms the following: 

1- Zionist Enemy Forces used the talks about a humanitarian ceasefire to advance troops more than two kilometers inside the Gaze Strip to the east of Rafah. Our assessment is that one of our deployed ambushes clashed with the advancing troops. The clash started around 7:00 a.m., before the humanitarian ceasefire. Enemy artillery and air force directed its fire on civilians after 10:00 a.m. in a flagrant violation of the ceasefire, under the pretext of searching for a missing soldier.

2- We lost contact with the troops deployed in the ambush; and assess that these troops were probably killed by enemy bombardment, including the solider said to be missing, presuming that our troops took him prisoner during the clash.

3- Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades has no information till this moment about the missing soldier, his place, or the circumstances of his disappearance.

4- We informed the mediators who participated in arranging the humanitarian ceasefire of our agreement to cease fire against Zionist cities and settlements; and that we cannot operationally cease fire against troops inside the Gaza Strip that conduct operations and move continuously. These Enemy Forces could easily come in contact with our deployed ambushes, which will lead to a clash.


Saturday, 2 August 2014 


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بيان توضيحي صادر عن

..::: كتائب الشهيد عز الدين القسـام :::..

حول خرق العدو للهدنة الإنسانية وزعمه فقدان أحد جنوده والاشتباكات شرق رفح 

بعد أن خرق العدو الصهيوني التهدئة الإنسانية صباح أمس الجمعة 01-08-2014م، وأقدم على التوغل شرق رفح، إضافة إلى القصف المدفعي وانتشار القناصة في العديد من المحاور في قطاع غزة، ثم ارتكاب الاحتلال لمجزرة مروعة بحق المدنيين الآمنين في رفح راح ضحيتها العشرات من الشهداء ولازالت مستمرة، بزعم فقده لأحد جنوده، فإننا في كتائب الشهيد عز الدين القسام وبعد إجراء فحص داخلي لمجريات الحدث وحيثياته نؤكد على ما يلي:
أولاً: ما حدث شرق رفح منذ فجر الجمعة، هو أنّ قوات العدو -مستغلة الحديث عن وقف إطلاق النار الإنساني المفترض- توغّلت ليلاً بعمق يزيد عن كيلومترين في أراضينا شرق رفح، وتقديراتنا بأنه جرى التصدي لها والاشتباك معها من قبل إحدى كمائننا التي تواجدت في نفس المكان، حيث بدأ الاشتباك قرابة الساعة السابعة صباحاً أي قبل وقت دخول التهدئة المفترضة، بينما قامت طائرات العدو ومدفعيته بصبّ نيرانها على المدنيين بعد الساعة العاشرة صباحاً في خرقٍ فاضحٍ لهذه التهدئة بحجة قيام العدو بالبحث عن جنديٍ مفقودٍ.
ثانياً: لقد فقدنا الاتصال بمجموعة المجاهدين التي تواجدت في هذا الكمين، ونرجّح بأنّ جميع أفراد هذه المجموعة قد استشهدوا في القصف الصهيوني، فيما قتل معهم الجندي الذي يتحدث العدو عن اختفائه، على افتراض أنّ هذه المجموعة من مقاتلينا قد أسرت هذا الجندي أثناء الاشتباك.
ثالثاً: إننا في كتائب القسام لا علم لنا حتى اللحظة بموضوع الجندي المفقود ولا بمكان وجوده أو ظروف اختفائه.
رابعاً: لقد أبلغنا الجهات الوسيطة التي شاركت في ترتيب وقف إطلاق النار الإنساني بأننا نوافق على وقف إطلاق النار تجاه المواقع التي نستهدفها في المدن والبلدات الصهيونية، ولكننا من الناحية العملياتية لا يمكننا وقف النار تجاه القوات المتوغلة في القطاع، والتي تعمل وتتحرك طوال الوقت، حيث إنه يمكن لأي قوة متوغلة الاصطدام مع كمائننا، وذلك قطعاً سيؤدي إلى حدوث الاشتباك.

 وإنه لجهاد نصر أو استشهاد،،،

كتائب الشهيد عز الدين القسام – فلسطين

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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