GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – A senior member of Hamas has warned that the Palestinian resistance movement is ready to use various means and different mechanisms to mount pressure on the Zionist regime if the occupying regime persists in obstructing negotiations to stabilize the ceasefire and lift the siege on the Gaza Strip.
Hussam Badran, a member of the Hamas political bureau, said in remarks published on the movement’s website on Monday that the change of Zionist cabinets does not concern Hamas and the Gaza-based resistance would react to any sort of disruption in solidifying the ceasefire in the coastal enclave.
“If we feel that there is some kind of [Zionist] reluctance and disruption regarding the negotiations to firm up the ceasefire and lift the siege on Gaza, we and other factions in Gaza will have to use different means to pressure the occupation,” Badran said.
The Hamas official attributed the stalemate in truce negotiations to the new Zionist cabinet “which suffers from insufficient political experience and its wide internal differences,” and underlined that, “Hamas will do everything necessary for the Palestinian people to live in freedom and dignity.”
The remarks came after the occupying regime announced that the authorized fishing zone for Palestinian fishermen in Gaza has been reduced from 12 to six nautical miles. It claimed that the decision was made in the wake of incendiary balloons launched from Gaza towards illegal Zionist settlements.
In another development, the Zionist regime has struck several positions in the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming the move was in relation for balloons that were allegedly launched into southern parts of the occupied territories.
The regime claimed its jets attacked a base, however the purported base was located near civilian sites, including a school.
The Palestinian Information Center cited local sources as saying that Zionist aircraft fired several missiles at an agricultural land in al-Sudania area, northwest of Gaza, and a site in the east of Khan Yunis in the southern part of Gaza Strip on Sunday night.
The move by the Zionist regime was in violation of a ceasefire that ended a recent fatal aggression on the blockaded enclave.
Palestinian resistance forces shot down an Israeli drone over the town of Khuza’a in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday night, according to Safa New Agency.
Safa cited sources as saying that the resistance forces also opened fire on the regime’s warplanes.
The report was confirmed by Israeli media outlets on Monday, saying that a factory in the settlement of Nir Oz to the north of Gaza was damaged as it was hit with bullets fired from heavy machine guns.
Hazem Qassem, a spokesman for the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, described the regime’s bombing of Gaza as “a failed attempt to show off the regime’s impotent military power and to restore the image of its army totally tarnished by the battle of Al-Quds Sword”.
He highlighted the Palestinian resistance’s full preparedness to deal with all options and its resolve not to allow the Zionist occupation to impose its equations.
Tel Aviv launched a brutal bombing campaign against the besieged Gaza Strip on May 10, following Palestinian retaliation against violent raids on worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque and the regime’s plans to force a number of Palestinian families out of their homes at the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Al-Quds.
About 260 Palestinians were killed in the Zionist offensive.