Hamas: Detaining our West Bank leaders will not kill the revolution

Omamh- Ramallah

Israeli forces sacking Palestinian homes in the West Bank (Photo: WAFA)

Israeli forces sacking Palestinian homes in the West Bank (Photo: WAFA)

Islamic resistance movement Hamas today slammed the detention of two of its most prominent national figures, Sheikh Hussein Abu Qweik and Fayez Warda, by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.

“Detaining Hamas leaders will not kill the growing revolution in the West Bank,” Hamas said in a press statement issued there this morning.

Sheikh Hussein Abu Qweik and Fayez Warda were detained when armed Israeli forces stormed their houses in Al-Birah city near Ramallah.

The statement praised the role of the two leaders for standing with the Palestinian resistance, and stressed that the current series of detentions will not weaken the membership or leaders of the movement.

“Hamas will continue its activities in support of the right of Palestinians to defeat the occupation and to free Palestinian lands and Al Aqsa mosque,” it affirmed.

Hamas said that its members in the West bank are “…paying the cost of freeing Palestine, side by side with all the Palestinian resistance factions.”

As both detained leaders have already spent many years in Israeli prisons, they are revered as great examples of steadfastness and persistence.

Hamas called on Palestinians to continue the revolution in the West Bank to end Israeli violations and crimes against the Palestinian people.