Haniya slams Israel as sole enemy, vowing its defeat

Haniya slams Israel as sole enemy, vowing its defeat
Sat Feb 15, 2014 22:57:54

Hamas Leader and elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has emphasized that Palestinian people have no enemies in Egypt, Syria or Iran, reiterating that the occupying regime of Israel is the only enemy of the Palestinian nation, which will soon defeat the occupiers and restore their land.

"We address our internal issues with wisdom, and tackle matters with Arab countries with patience. Our sole and eternal struggle is against the occupation that desecrates the land and the holy sites," Haniya said during his Friday Prayers sermon in the besieged Gaza Strip.

"How can Palestine and Gaza turn into an enemy while we are facing the only Zionist enemy of the nation? How can we stand against the Egyptian people? It is impossible for us to forget what the Zionist aggression had done against Egypt."

"Egypt would remain the sister of Palestine and its role is indispensable because it gave a lot for the sake of Palestine," Haniya further emphasized.

The Palestinian leader also underlined that there is no conflict or enmity between the Palestinians, but there are political differences that would be gone soon after the departure of the Israeli occupation.

Moreover, he noted that the conflict with the Israeli occupation is not a mere fighting over borders and land; rather it is a struggle to defend the nation, the holy sites and the Palestinian identity.

"The Palestinian people are the maker of events in the Palestinian arena because they are on the land of struggle and the land of Quds (Jerusalem)," the top Hamas official added.

He went on to remind his audience the Palestinian people possess the elements of strength, including faith, fortitude and weaponry, enabling them to defeat the occupation.


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