Resheq: Palestinians ready to go to any lengths to defend Jerusalem
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the future Palestinian state and the Palestinians will leave no stone unturned to protect their holy city, political bureau member of Hamas Ezzet Resheq said on Wednesday evening.
In comments released shortly after the U.S. President Donald Trump declared Occupied Jerusalem as the capital of the self-proclaimed Israeli state, Resheq said: “No force on earth, no matter how powerful it is, can impose a new fait accompli on Occupied Jerusalem. We have all means to respond to the recent declaration.”
Resheq dubbed Trump’s declaration “an aggression on the Arab and Islamic nations along with the world’s free people.”
“What has been built upon illegitimate foundations is just illegitimate. Israel will perish soon and Jerusalem will remain Palestine’s and Muslims’ eternal capital,” he added.
The Hamas leader said protest moves will be staged across the occupied Palestinian territories and the region in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
On Wednesday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying during his speech at the White House that he will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite calls from the world leaders to backtrack on the move.