News ID: 112768
Publish Date : 25 February 2023 - 22:46

Hamas: Palestinians Not to Allow Abortion of Escalating Intifada

GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – Hamas resistance movement’s chief Ismail Haniyeh says that Palestinians and their resistance will not allow the abortion of escalating intifada.
He asserted in a statement: “All desperate efforts being exerted to suppress the ongoing Palestinian Intifada in the occupied West Bank, to undermine the Palestinian resistance and to override the Palestinian pains and ambition for freedom and independence will go in vain.”
The Hamas chief hailed the Palestinians who responded to the calls of the Lions’ Den fighters to take to the streets across the occupied territories.
On Friday at midnight, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the Palestinian cities and villages in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, chanted in support of the Lions’ Den and hailed the martyrs murdered by the Zionist troops in the city of Nablus.
“With all pride, we stand before these floods of supporters across the occupied territories and refugee camps declaring that resistance is the only option for the liberation of the land of Palestinians from the Zionist occupation,” Haniyeh said.
He added: “The battle to liberate the land of fathers and grandfathers from the Israeli occupation has reached a decisive stage.”
The top Hamas leader stressed that the Palestinians, who live in and around Palestine, are the people to take fateful decisions regarding the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian future.
Egypt has been holding “intensive talks” with Palestinian factions in recent days to prevent an escalation after the Zionist regime killed 11 Palestinians on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, according to a report by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper.
“The Egyptian mediator tried to persuade the Palestinian factions, especially from Gaza, not to escalate in response to the raid on Nablus,” the report said, citing informed sources.
“The leaders of the resistance informed the Egyptians that the ‘unity of regions’ principle cannot be waived and the operation of launching rockets will continue and may develop into other qualitative operations,” the newspaper added.
Palestinian resistance factions early on Thursday launched retaliatory missiles towards the Zionist settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip.
The sources said Egypt has renewed its request to the U.S. to put pressure on the Zionist regime to stop the escalation of violence from its side. Cairo also repeated its appeal to the Islamic Jihad movement not to escalate. The Egyptians are deeply concerned about the possibility of an armed confrontation this year.
U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has condemned the “violent attack” carried out by the Zionist regime on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
Tlaib wrote on Twitter: “Today the extremist right-wing regime of Israel violently attacked the city of Nablus, leaving 82 Palestinians shot & bringing the 2023 death toll to 61, including 13 children.”
“Until the U.S. stops funding this apartheid regime, it will enable more death & destruction,” Tlaib stressed, referring to the extremist right-wing cabinet that includes fanatical ministers convicted of violent and racist remarks.