Archive for November, 2018

AlSinwar: We will use all means to break Israeli siege on Gaza

HAMAS

Memorial service held in Gaza Friday night to honour Nour Baraka

Memorial service held in Gaza Friday night to honour Nour Baraka

Head of Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza Yahya AlSinwar said on Friday that his movement “will use all means necessary to break the Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than 11 years.”

During a memorial service held in Gaza on Friday night to honour Nour Baraka, AlSinwar said, “We do not bargain our rights with our food. We decided to break the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza by whatever means; through international brokers, peaceful protests or any other means.”

Nour Baraka was the Qassam Commander who was assassinated by a squad of Israeli Special Forces who conducted a disastrous incursion into Khan Younis last week.

“We will never bargain our resistance with milk for our children, food for our people or medical treatment for our patients,” he said, stressing that these are basic rights for Gaza’s residents, as they are for everyone else.

AlSinwar added, “We will never lay down our guns. We will use our guns to defend our rights as well as using all other means.”

The Hamas leader sent a message to the national Palestinian factions, asking them to come together at the same table and start a serious dialogue based on Palestinian rights, unity, and national partnership.

He applauded the success of the latest example of national partnership, saying, “During the recent three-day Israeli offensive on Gaza, 13 Palestinian military factions worked together and did a very good job in defending the Palestinian people in Gaza and deterring the Israeli aggression.”

In a pointed reference to the Palestinian Authority the Hamas leader said, “The victory of the Palestinian factions in Gaza is a message to the Palestinians who maintain security cooperation with the Israeli occupation… If the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank had a leadership that supported their resistance, they would have won many Palestinian rights.”

Directing his next comments to the Israeli’s, he added, “My advice to the Israeli occupation is that it should not repeat its failed incursion or send its Special Forces again, because next time it will not be easy for them.”

Sinwar sent his final message to the Arab capitals who are normalising relations with the Israeli occupation.

“You build up ties with the Israeli occupation in order to consolidate your thrones, but this will never help, and you will be the loser,” he concluded.

Thousands attend the memorial service

Thousands attend the memorial service

Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easier for Israeli … Read more »

Haniyeh stresses commitment to Egyptian-brokered truce, upholds right to resist

PRESS STATEMENT
HAMAS

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On the re-enforcement of the ceasefire between the resistance factions and the Israeli occupation, Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh stated the following:

The Palestinian resistance has defended the Palestinian people against the Israeli aggression. Once again, the Palestinians have embraced the option of resistance with patience and pride.

We stress that the resistance will abide by the ceasefire agreement as long as the Israeli occupation adheres to the Egyptian-brokered truce.

Ismail Haniyeh

Head of Hamas Political Bureau

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Top Hamas leader attends funeral of Palestinians killed in covert Israeli raid

HAMAS

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The head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh attended the funeral of seven Palestinians killed late Sunday during an Israeli clandestine operation in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.

Haniyeh extended his condolences to the families and relatives of the martyrs.

Thousands more Palestinians also mourned their deaths.

The seven were killed when members of the Israeli special forces infiltrated into Gaza late Sunday in a civilian car and engaged in an exchange of fire with the Palestinian resistance, who tried to thwart the attack.

During the exchange of fire Israeli aircraft fired more than 40 missiles onto the area where the incident took place, killing at least another four persons, witnesses said.

Latest Israeli aggression on Gaza exposes Israeli occupation’s hypocrisy

PRESS RELEASE
HAMAS

Musa AbuMarzouq, Senior Member of Hamas Political Bureau

Musa AbuMarzouq, Senior Member of Hamas Political Bureau

The Israeli aggression on Khan Younis in southern Gaza last night proved that the Israeli occupation does not abide by any agreements, member of Hamas Political Bureau Musa AbuMarzouq said.

On his Twitter account AbuMarzouq said this attack on Gaza exposed the Israeli occupation’s hypocritical behaviour towards the international community.

Abu Marzouq hailed the Palestinian resistance for repulsing the cowardly Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Israeli occupation forces killed seven Palestinians and wounded seven others late Sunday, after Israeli special forces infiltrated the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported.

Joint Hamas, Islamic Jihad press release on current developments

PRESS RELEASE
HAMAS and Islamic Jihad

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Following a lengthy meeting between Hamas and Islamic Jihad held yesterday in Gaza to discuss the Palestinian situation and relevant developments, the two movements state the following:

First: The two parties confirm that they maintain a rock-solid relationship and they will continue their coordination and cooperation at the political and military levels.

Second: Hamas and Jihad will protect the option of resistance and activate the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions.

Third: We stress that the Great Return March will continue until meeting demands of the Palestinian Higher Committee for the march. Moreover, the peaceful protests will remain popular and non-violent.

Fourth: Hamas and Jihad hail the endeavours of Egypt, Qatar, and the UN to alleviate the plight of the Gaza Strip and remove the Israeli blockade. The two parties welcome all these efforts and are working together, along with the other factions, to help these efforts succeed.

Fifth: The two parties hail the high level of understanding and cooperation among the Palestinian factions that have been enhanced through the Great Return March. Hamas and Jihad will utilize this ‘atmosphere of unity’ to achieve gains and serve the interests of the Palestinian people.

Sixth: The two parties reaffirm the necessity to restore Palestinian unity and heal the Palestinian rift, based on a unified stance to fight off all Palestinian threats. Achieving this goal requires the implementation of the already-signed agreements, especially Cairo 2011, and forming a Palestinian unity government that will prepare for Palestinian general elections and for holding a consensual National Council, according to the recommendations of Beirut Conference.

Seventh: We call for immediate lifting of all punitive measure imposed by the Palestinian Authority on the beleaguered Gaza Strip, and for the PA not to implement any further measures that will worsen the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, as such a move is enough to widen the Palestinian split and fragment the social fabric in Palestine.

Eighth: Hamas and Jihad warn against plunging into normalization with the Israeli occupation resulting in horrific outcomes for the Palestinian cause. Therefore, all parties should stop all forms of normalization and reactivate an official and popular boycott.

Ninth: We urge all free people of the world to take action to fight off all attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause, above all the so-called “Deal of the Century.”

Tenth: Hamas and Jihad hail all efforts, popular and official, aimed to foil Israeli schemes in Palestine, especially in Khan al-Ahmar.

Hamas Movement

Islamic Jihad Movement

Friday, 2 November 2018