Ismail Haniyeh: The resistance will continue to free Palestine and see the refugees return
GAZA CITY (SaebPress) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza City on Wednesday to celebrate Hamas movement’s 24th anniversary. They commemorated the anniversary under the slogan: “Free people living up to their promises: Oh Jerusalem/Alquds, we are coming.”
People gathered in al-Katiba Square, where a stage was erected, shaped like a vessel carrying a 6-meter tall and 16-meter long replica of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has described resistance as the only way to liberate Palestinian lands from ‘Israeli’ occupation. ‘’The only remaining option for the liberation of occupied Palestinian land is resistance since other ways, including negotiations, have failed’’.
Haniyeh went to add that “The resistance will continue, in every way, until the movement is able to free Palestine and see the refugees return.” ……‘‘we affirm that resistance is our strategic option and the only way to liberate our land, from the sea to the river. God willing, Hamas will lead the people … to the uprising until we liberate Palestine, all of Palestine. Haniyeh said on Wednesday
The armed wing of Hamas, meanwhile, announced figures itemizing its resistance against ‘Israel’. It has fired 11,093 rockets at ‘Israel’ and killed 1,365 ‘Israeli’ soldiers since Hamas was formed in 1987, it says.
In a report marking the anniversary, the al-Qassam Brigades said 6,411 ‘Israeli’ soldiers had been injured in the group’s 1,117 military operations and claimed to have arrested 24 Israeli soldiers. Meanwhile, 1,848 Hamas fighters have been killed, the group said.