Gaza, MINA – Hamas movement considers resistance is the only best way to free Palestinians from Israeli occupation, specifically against Israeli settler projects in the occupied West Bank.
“We emphasize that Palestinian resistance movement, together with the Palestinian people, will not allow (illegal) Israeli settlers to continue to colonize Palestinian territories,” Hamas stressed in a written statement quoted by MINA on Thursday, September 5.
Hamas’ statement was issued to reject the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) in the occupied West Bank.
Netanyahu visited Al-Khalil, including the Ibrahimi Mosque on Wednesday to attend the 90th anniversary of the riots that took place in the city, where 60 Jews were killed.
Netanyahu’s visit came at a time when he was trying to get more votes from right-wing Jewish extremist settlers.
“Once again, Israeli leaders are preparing to desecrate Ibrahimi Mosque a few days before the election to please Israeli right-wing extremists who are hungry for more violations on the holy sites of Palestine,” Hamas wrote.
Hamas called on the leadership of Palestinian Authority and security forces to carry out its actions, terminate all agreements with Israeli occupation authorities, and support for Palestinian people in their struggle against Israeli occupation.
“Israeli occupation authorities have taken serious action against Hebron in general, and the Old City in particular, to secure the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu,” stressed Palestinian resistance movement based in Gaza.
Al-Khalil is home to the Ibrahimi Mosque which is called by the Jews as “Machpelah Cave” or “the Cave of the Ancestors” by Western media because it is believed to be the location of tombs of the prophets, namely Ibrahim, Isaac, and Jacob.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs called on the public and international organizations to “assume legal and moral responsibility for the suffering of Palestinian people in Al-Khalil”.
“The visit was a grave insult that could trigger a religious war with serious consequences,” the ministry added. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)