Hamas officials: Rocket fire on central Israel was ‘accidental’

Israel National News reports: “Officials from the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization claim that the rocket fired on central Israel early Monday morning was accidentally launched, denying the incident was a deliberate attack on Israel.

Hamas leaders told Egypt, which has often served as a mediator for talks between Israel and the terror group, that the rocket fired from Gaza which struck a home in the Sharon region of central Israel had been launched by accident.

Arab media outlets have reported that Hamas promised Egypt it would investigate the incident.

The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization warned Israel not to respond to the rocket fire.

‘We warn Israel against conducting any aggressive operations against the Gaza Strip,’ the group said in a statement. ‘The Israeli leadership should know that we will respond with force to any attack.’…”

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