Masri: Israeli occupation our only enemy
Senior Hamas leader Mushir al-Masri called on Muslims to pool resources and heal all sectarian rifts in order to face up to the Israeli occupation. Masri said, at the end of a rally held in northern Gaza to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin’s assassination, the Palestinian cause is that of every Muslim in all corners of the earth.
He reiterated Hamas’s readiness to cooperate with all Arab parties so as to boost bilateral bonds. He said talks with Egyptian parties have been ongoing to prop up fraternity ties. “Our only enemy is the Israeli occupation. Hamas’s weapon will be held to Israel’s head only,” Masri added. “Palestine is indivisible. Palestinians are one and the same. We shall never forfeit a single inch of our native soil,” Masri emphasized.
“Occupied Jerusalem is the capital of our future independent state,” he said. “Our people will never have a moment’s rest until they return to their motherland from which they have been displaced.” According to Masri, armed resistance is Palestinians’ only path to liberation. He also vowed that Hamas will do whatever it takes to release Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. “The Palestinian anti-occupation uprising will keep going until Palestinians’ dreams come true,” the Hamas leader concluded.