Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar said yesterday that normalising ties with Israel "are the greenlight for Israeli crimes", Al-Khaleej Online reported.
"Israeli crimes against the Palestinians will never stop as long as the Arab and international communities are not ready to do anything," Al-Zahar said, stressing that the Arab countries are currently allies with Israel so "they will not stop and the Israeli aggression".
Arab states support Israel with money, he explained, "so they cannot ask it to stop its violations," stressing that the Israeli occupation "has the greenlight to escalate against the Palestinians, their national rights and their Islamic holy sites."
Al-Zahar pointed to the Israeli violations, including the murder of Palestinian Mohamed Al Naem in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis on Sunday morning.
"These crimes reflect the real face of the Israeli occupation and the world insists to ignore these violations and refuses to move against them," the Hamas official continued.