Member of Hamas’s political bureau Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar stated that his Movement is getting stronger despite the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and embarking on building civil institutions and resisting the occupation at the same time.
“We are holding out and the Movement’s popularity is on the rise, and this is what has been seen clearly by everyone at the massive popular festival which Hamas held last week in Gaza on its 23rd inception anniversary,” Dr. Zahhar said in a statement to the French news agency (AFP).
The Hamas official affirmed that if elections were held, his Movement would definitely win in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, noting that the state of social security and stability prevailing in Gaza is attributed to the rule of Hamas.
“We are here to build what was destroyed by the occupation, homes, schools, hospitals and ministries, we did not stop construction,” he stressed, adding that the Movement is also working on building itself and its elements to confront any possible Israeli war.
The official pointed out that the Israeli occupation violated the ceasefire with the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza many times and the resistance fighters have the right to retaliate if there is any military incursion or attack.