Khalil Al-Hayya, a member of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), has called on the “Arab brothers” to end their differences and not to confuse Palestinian resistance with terrorism.
Al-Hayya said during the Eid prayer at Al-Saraya Square in Gaza on Sunday, “We hope that all differences between Arab brothers will end, on the basis of brotherhood and contrary to what the Zionist enemy wants,” stressing the need to unite to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Al-Hayya denounced Hamas’s designation as a terrorist organization, noting that “the Palestinian resistance is neither terrorism nor violence, but a legitimate right to resist the occupation, which all peoples have done before.”
He pointed out that his Movement is going to do whatever it takes to end the siege imposed on the coastal enclave, expressing confidence in the implementation of the Egyptian promise to break the siege.
He continued: “We knocked all the doors and we will continue to do so to break the siege.”
He added: “We were welcomed with open arms by our Egyptian brothers, and we are confident that Egypt’s promise not to keep Gaza under the siege will be implemented and that it will extend its hand to break it, in the wake of the punitive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority against the Gaza Strip recently.”
The Egyptian authorities promised Hamas to ease the humanitarian suffering of the Gaza Strip by opening the Rafah crossing on a regular basis. According to previous statements by Al-Hayya, Egypt promised to open a commercial crossing to facilitate the commercial movement in and out of Gaza.
On June 12, a senior Hamas delegation returned to the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian capital of Cairo following a week-long visit during which they met with officials from the Egyptian Intelligence Service.
Hamas acknowledged that its delegation met with Palestinian leaders close to the Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan, who coordinated with the Egyptian authorities to remove some of the restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip, including the opening of the Rafah crossing to passengers soon.
He denounced the policy of siege imposed on states, pointing out that it aims to break the will of people and bring about instability, which will make the Arab nation divided.
In his message to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Al-Hayya said: “The hands of the Izz Al-Din al-Qassam Brigades are capable of freeing you from your prisons.”
He stressed that the Movement will remain loyal to all parties that supported the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
During his sermon, Al-Hayya praised the positions of “Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iran,” which are supportive of the Gaza Strip.
(Source / 26.06.2017)