The ruling Hamas party in Gaza considered Sunday the Israeli army air strikes on Hamas fighters in recent days as an indication of Israel's failure to strike such fighters in the field.
Media spokesman of Hamas in northern Gaza , Abdelatif Qannou', told media outlets today that the recent Israeli air strikes on fighters signal a "genuine Israeli policy failure" to strike back against the painful resistance attacks, the latest of which was the attack on the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Gaza, where 13 soldiers were wounded.

He condemned the political process that has been underway in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party maintains power.  He branded it as a dance festival "we condemn continuation of such a festival that comes on the heels of more Israeli killings of our people as well as deliberate undermining of values of peace and safety."

The comments came after the Israeli army killed six Hamas fighters earlier on Sunday, in an apparent retaliation to latest Hamas attack on the commercial crossing of Kerem Shalom to the south of Gaza Strip.  Hamas has recently warned of an "imminent explosion" of the situation unless Israel lifts a 10-month-long siege of the coastal territory.

Since the democratically-elected Hamas party took over control of Gaza in June 2007 amidst a power struggle with the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas, architect of Palestinian-Israeli peace accords, Israel has imposed a full blockade of all entries in and out of Gaza.