Senior Hamas Official Calls for New Palestinian Intifada
- October, 09, 2015 - 16:39
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Friday called for "the strengthening and increasing of the intifada", in the wake of violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem in recent days.
"We are calling for the strengthening and increasing of the intifada... It is the only path that will lead to liberation," the prime minister of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, said during a sermon for weekly Muslim prayers at a mosque in Gaza City, AFP reported.
"Gaza will fulfill its role in the Quds (Jerusalem) intifada and it is more than ready for confrontation."
Gaza has been the site of three wars with the Zionist regime of Israel since 2008, but it has remained mainly calm amid the recent unrest in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Last summer's 50-day Israeli aggression on Gaza left more than 2,200 people dead and 100,000 homeless.