“If the Israeli aggression continues, it is clear that the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades and Hamas will attack the Israelis, the Israeli soldiers and the Israeli decision-makers,” Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, said at a press conference in Gaza on Thursday.
He added, “We will launch our rockets just like rain. Rains of rockets will pour down on them.”
The new wave of Israeli aggression on Gaza has claimed at least 17 lives since Wednesday. Ahmed al-Ja’abari, the popular and influential head of the Hamas military wing, the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, was assassinated in an Israeli attack on his car on Wednesday.
To shed more light on the issue Press TV’s News Analysis, has interviewed Lawrence Korb, with the Center for American Progress, from New York City and Adie Mormech, a human rights activist, from the Gaza Strip and Saeb Shaath, an author and Middle East expert.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.
Press TV contributed to this report