Nearly a year since the end of a devastating 51-day war and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza are stronger than ever, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh asserted on Wednesday.
Speaking during a tour of Rafah, Palestinian media reported, Haniyeh claimed that Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades military wing is more powerful and prepared for protecting Gaza from “Zionist” threats than ever before.
Haniyeh said upcoming days would bring “good news to the people of Gaza,” before praising the recent flotilla attempt to violate Israel’s blockade of the coastal enclave.
The IDF’s interception of the flotilla “reveals the aggressive nature of the Zionist regime,” he argued, before accusing Israel of standing in the way of an “important step in breaking the blockade on Gaza.”
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