Member of Hamas’s political bureau Saleh Aruri called on the armed wings of the Palestinian factions in the West Bank for more heroic operations that could inflict painful blows on the Israeli occupation and its lackeys, and torpedo their conspiracies.
Aruri made his remarks in a press release commenting on Israel’s assassination of Mohamed Asi, a resistance fighter, on Tuesday morning.
The Hamas official highlighted that the resistance in all its forms are the only option to liberate the land and restore dignity and the usurped rights.
For his part, Abu Obeida, the spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, mourned the death of Mohamed Asi, who were killed yesterday in armed clashes with Israeli soldiers west of Ramallah.
Spokesman Abu Obeida said that there are men in the West Bank waiting for the moment of the popular explosion in the face of the Israeli occupation.
“The occupied West Bank is like embers under the ashes, where there are resilient resistance and living martyrs waiting for a moment of explosion in the face of the occupation,” the spokesman said.
In a related context, thousands of Palestinian citizens as well as officials of some Palestinian factions marched in the funeral procession of martyr Asi following the afternoon prayers on Wednesday in his native village Beit Lakiya.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) handed over on Tuesday afternoon the body of martyr Mohamed Asi to his family through the Red Cross.
The IOF had tried for about 11 months to detain or kill Asi before they discovered his whereabouts and killed him with an anti-tank projectile on Tuesday morning after encircling the cave where he was hiding and engaging in armed clashes with him for hours.
The IOF accused Asi of being the architect of the bus operation which took place on November 21, 2012 and led to the injury of dozens of Israelis.