Friday, June 23, 2023

Top Hamas official: We're determined to escalate the attacks in all areas

Khaled Mashaal, the leader of the Hamas terrorist organization abroad, said on Thursday that "the victorious and escalating (armed) resistance in all of our occupied Palestinian lands, and in particular in our West Bank, is what forced the change in the rules of the game against the occupation and its hordes of settlers."

Mashaal added that "this blessed path", meaning the terrorist attacks, is the most effective way to realize the legitimate aspirations for the liberation of “Palestine”, the return of the refugees and the liberation of Jerusalem, since the other paths, a reference to the diplomatic process, only resulted in the loss of land and the expansion of “settlements”.

The Hamas leader further said that the improvement in the quality of the attacks and their professional execution, in a way that caused many losses on the Israeli side and a state of fear among soldiers and “settlers”, indicates the seriousness of the leadership of the Palestinian resistance organizations to escalate the number and quality of the attacks in all sectors.

Mashaal pointed out that in response to the "crimes" committed by the "army of occupation and settlers" against the Palestinian people, such as the demolition of homes, the burning of agricultural fields, and more, “we need to strengthen unity and partnership among the Palestinian organizations in Palestine and abroad, and mobilize the Arab world and the international community against Israel.”