Two members of the Ezzedine Al-Qassam brigades, Hamas’s military wing, give a press conference in Gaza City on January 19, 2009. Hamas’s armed wing said today that it lost only 48 fighters during Israel’s 22-day operation in Gaza. Israel has said that it killed more than 500 Hamas members during Operation Cast Lead that it launched on Gaza on December 27 and which it ended on Sunday with a unilateral ceasefire.[Images by AFP/Getty Images – Daylife.Com]
21 January 2009 – Yahoo News
Hamas on Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to learn lessons from the mistakes of his predecessor George W. Bush and said it would judge the new US leader by his acts.
“We will judge him by his policies and actions on the ground and how he will learn lessons from the mistakes of the previous administrations,
especially that of George Bush and his criminal and unjust policies,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told a press conference in Gaza City.