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Hamas: “Our War is to Liberate Jerusalem, Not for Lifting Blockade”

“Our true war is aimed at the liberation of Jerusalem,” proclaimed a Hamas spokesman last week. The statement came in a televised address broadcast on Al-Aqsa TV, in which Sami Abu Zuhri declared before a cheering audience that its ongoing war against Israeli civilians is aimed at “liberating Jerusalem,” rather than lifting Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. Contrary to current demands by Hamas negotiators that Israel lift the blockade, imposed on the terror group in 2007 following its commencement of attacks against Israel, last week’s televised statement suggests that any such concessions made by Israel will achieve only a temporary truce rather than permanent resolution.

In a video of the speech, posted on YouTube with English subtitles by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Abu Zuhri announced that “the time has come for us to say, that our true war is not aimed at opening the border crossings. Our true war is aimed at the liberation of Jerusalem, Allah willing.”

Continuing negotiations in Cairo between Hamas and Israel seek to achieve a cessation of rocket and mortar fire from Gaza in exchange for easing of certain restrictions imposed on the terror state, such as the naval blockade and the closure of Gaza-Egypt border crossings. The August 17th speech by Abu Zuhri, however, asserts that Hamas aims to continue its terror war until all of “Palestine” is liberated. “It is time for us to say that not only the blockade is rejected by our people,” he declared in the address.

“Our people refuses to accept the continued defiling of our land by the occupier,” Abu Zuhri went on to say. “Therefore, as of today, the resistance is preparing not for the opening of a border crossing here or there, but rather for the liberation of our Palestinian land,” said Zuhri, referring to all of Israel. “This is the truth that Netanyahu should understand.”

About the Author: Zeev Ben-Yechiel writes for Tazpit News Agency.


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22 Responses to “Hamas: “Our War is to Liberate Jerusalem, Not for Lifting Blockade””

  1. Anna Hogan says:

    And how do they plan to do this?

  2. that’s what i’m seeing. and the jerusalem cops are from gornish!

  3. Our aim is to have third temple on Temple Mount and ham ass,al ansar,Islamic jihad free Gaza and whole world.kill them all,now,today.

  4. Ray Buchmann says:

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel, get over it!

  5. Where is the video?

  6. Stop lying .Hamas. your purpose is the same for centuries, the extermination of Israel, an impossible dream The lord is the guardian of his people.

  7. Obi Sunny says:

    mission imposible! Jerusalem is the holy city of GOD not allah

  8. Israel woudl never allow it. Its time for Natanyahu to declare total war. Its how wars are won. the only wy in fact.

  9. This is a peace partner? I don’t think so.

  10. Jerusalem is liberated. Israel finished the task in June 1967.

  11. It will NEVER happen !!!

  12. Ed Kaplan says:

    Your Time is running out.

  13. Jon Hearst says:

    Soooo…not ONE oil rich Arab nation helps Palestinians in any way!! Their arab brothers!!! Lol

  14. if you you really had faith in Allah why do you always say “Allah willing” Our faith we believe without doubt Jesus wins. Praise Israel

  15. G-D already did by his words, but the hearts of man is wicked.

  16. May The Lord God judge between Hamas & Israel!

  17. You lie. Your goal is to take over Israel & kill all the jews. God won’t allow it. It’s his land & if you try it God’s wrath will destroy you & any terrorist group or nation that comes against israel.

  18. Don’t hold your breath, not and will never happen

  19. Your Allah is gone on a long holiday when he comes back he shal be buddy looking for tens of thausends of Virgins for all of u who are dying like rats

  20. Peter Gilbert says:

    To Maliban : Are we really of the same species ?

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