Hamas Spokesman Mushir al-Masri stressed that the Palestinian people will continue the al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada (uprising) until all of their objectives are achieved.
In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday, al-Masri said that a new Intifada is underway against the Israeli regime across the occupied territories.
“Today’s incidents are undoubtedly indications of the Palestinian nation’s … Iron will against the occupying enemy,” he stressed.
He further said that people from different walks of life are participating in the intifada, adding that Palestinians want to tell the occupiers that they cannot stay in their homeland.
Noting that the al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada will continue until all demands of Palestinians are met, Mushir al-Masri stressed that “Intifada” and “resistance” guarantee that the Zionist occupiers will be driven out of Palestinian territories soon.
The Hamas spokesman further condemned certain Arab and Muslim states for remaining silent over the Israeli atrocities across Palestine.
Earlier, senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh declared the ongoing unrest in the occupied territories and the West Bank to be an Intifada, as six Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces while protesting at a border fence in Gaza, further raising the stakes after a week of escalating violence.
In a sermon for Friday prayers at a mosque in Gaza City, Haniyeh said, “We are calling for the strengthening and increasing of the intifada. It is the only path that will lead to liberation. Gaza will fulfil its role in the Jerusalem intifada and it is more than ready for confrontation.”
Israeli troops fired across the border into Gaza, killing six and wounding 23 others among a group throwing stones and taking part in a rally, hospital officials in Gaza said.
Fourteen Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and around 1,000 injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since Oct. 1, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Saturday.