Hamas published a statement condemning the US and designating it as an enemy country after the US vetoed a resolution in the UN security council that would have unilaterally condemned Israeli military action against the group in the Gaza Strip.
The raids followed a series of rocket attacks on the southern town of Sderot, during which two Israeli toddlers were killed.
The United States vetoed a resolution condemning the Israeli military action against Hamas cells in the Gaza strip. U.S. Ambassador John Danforth cast the U.S. veto after British and German efforts to find compromise language failed.
'Once again, the resolution is lopsided and unbalanced,' Danforth said, noting that the resolution made no mention of the launching of rockets from the Gaza strip at Israeli towns and cities.
In a press release in Arabic on its official web, Hamas leaders said: 'Hamas is condemning the U.S vote and stating that Hamas considers the U.S as an enemy and as an accomplice to the Israeli enemy aggression against the Palestinians. Hamas regards the U.S position as a criminal act that puts her in a confrontation with 'weak' nations. The U.S will face responsibility for its position as an accomplice with Israel to the animosity.'"