Gaza interior ministry denies hunting down resistance fighters

Gaza interior ministry denied ordering the arrest of Palestinian resistance fighters.

Gaza interior ministry denies hunting down resistance fighters
Gaza's Interior Ministry on Wednesday denied ordering the arrest of Palestinian resistance fighters suspected of firing rockets into Israel.

A number of news websites had earlier published a letter to the head of Gaza's National Security Agency – allegedly sent by Gaza Interior Minister Fathi Hammad – calling for the arrest of any Palestinian believed to have recently fired rockets at the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

"[The letter] is a total fabrication," the ministry asserted. "The Interior Ministry will always support the resistance factions."

The ministry went on to assert that whoever was behind the report was "treacherously collaborating with Israel."

In November 2012, Israel signed an Egypt-brokered ceasefire deal with Gaza-based resistance groups.

The truce followed eight days of unrelenting Israeli raids on the strip that left 190 Palestinians dead and more than 1,500 injured.

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