Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Hamas: ‘We will break the siege once and for all’

Palestinian people gather at Al-Katiba Square during an event held to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas, on December 14, 2017 in Gaza City, Gaza [Ali Jadallah / Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian people gather at Al-Katiba Square during an event held to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas, on December 14, 2017 in Gaza City, Gaza [Ali Jadallah / Anadolu Agency]

Hamas plans to break the illegal Israeli imposed siege on Gaza “once and for all”, a senior member of the movement said yesterday.

Speaking during the “Great March of Return” protests, Hossam Badran said: “The Great March of Return protests being us pride.”

Hamas will “pay whatever price is needed” to break the blockade, he added, saying:

We have the right to regain what was occupied by [Israel] in spite of all the conspiracies being plotted against us.

“Our people will never surrender and will never raise the white flag before the liberation of every inch from the historic land of Palestine.”

Badran, who lives in exile, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Thursday as part of an international Hamas delegation to discuss internal Palestinian reconciliation and a potential truce between Israel and resistance factions.

Read: Israel captures second Gaza-bound aid ship

Categories
IsraelMiddle EastNewsPalestine
Register your free ticket to the MEMO Conference - Oslo at 25 - Middle East Peace