Mahmoud al-Zahar, a leader in Hamas, said that the raid launched by the Israeli occupation warplanes on the Gaza Strip was a “desperate attempt by the new government, which is seeking through these acrobatic movements to market itself,” warning that if Israel continues with these provocations, it will pay a heavy price.
Al-Zahar added, during his participation in the “Evening” program on Al-Jazeera Mubasher, today, Friday, that every new Israeli government comes after a failed government, and it must carry out such operations to raise its shares and try to restore the shaky psychological reality of Israel and the institutions of the “Zionist movement” after the defeat.
The Israeli occupation army announced that its warplanes attacked military compounds in the Gaza Strip after launching incendiary balloons from the Strip into southern Israel, and said in a statement that it was “prepared for all scenarios, including renewed fighting.”
Al-Zahar considered that the Palestinians’ launching of incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip represents a form of resistance and one of the tools adopted by the Palestinian street to defend its existence.
The Israeli fire service had confirmed that it had spotted several balloons launched from Gaza into Israel earlier, last Tuesday, which caused at least 20 fires in the fields of local communities in southern Israel.
Al-Zahar added that the last battle – the sword of Jerusalem – demonstrated the fragility of the Israeli army and its inability to withstand the resistance factions.
He added, “The victories achieved by the resistance factions in the battle of (Sword of Jerusalem) made many Arab capitals open their doors to Hamas leaders, after they were previously embarrassed to deal with them.”
Regarding the ongoing cases of escalation in occupied Jerusalem, Al-Zahar said that the Palestinian people in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and the Green Line have revealed, since the last war on Gaza, a new state of “unprecedented cohesion to fight settlements and settlers,” noting that this cohesion constitutes a pivot for resolving the upcoming confrontations.
Regarding the future of the Palestinian-Palestinian dialogue, Al-Zahar revealed that the Palestinian street took the Fatah movement to cancel the legislative elections, adding that all parties prepared their own lists, but Fatah moved to cancel them at the last minute.
He said, “There are parties in the Palestinian Authority that obstructed the holding of the elections, and these parties knew that the results would not be in their favour, and therefore proceeded to obstruct them.”