“We hit Israel’s national security strategy, with which Israel pulled the wool over everybody’s eyes for 66 years, with a fatal blow. We proved that Hamas, never Israel, has the power to deter after our resistance rockets reached every single inch of Israel,” Zahhar stated.
“They [Israelis] have a military supremacy, boosted up by armored jets and American-made weapons. But we have shale stones that have turned them into mounds of pile,” he added.
“A new phase is lying ahead of us,” Zahhar said as he pointed to two key-goals to be achieved in the near future, the first of which is to reconstruct every single ruined home; the second is to reach every single inch of Palestine.
“The future is ours, never theirs,” he declared, adding: “We will construct our airport and seaport and will not ask for anyone’s permission. We will attack the seaport and the airport of whoever dares to attack ours.”
“Let Netanyahu know, as he already does, that the murder of innocent children is an act of moral turpitude. We will win; you’ll forever remain the biggest loser,” he said.
Zahhar reiterated Hamas’s determination to liberate Palestinian prisoners held behind Israeli bars, no matter the means and price.
For his part, senior Islamic Jihad Leader Muhammad al-Hindi said more substantial dreams lie ahead of the Palestinian resistance in the wake of the last round of fighting, dubbing the struggle an inherently matter-of-life-or-death and existential “fight for survival.”
“Every single portion of this land is Palestinians’ own and only property. We’ve paid so heavy a price to overturn the equation, which we did through our current triumph,” al-Hindi said.
“We are equipped to serve our people and offspring who sacrificed their own money, homes, and even souls for the sake of Palestine. We are here today to pay homage to their steadfastness and to warn all those who conspired against us that their turn is coming eventually.”
PLC first deputy speaker, Ahmad Bahar, said that the resistance’s victory is an epic battle overwhelming the supposedly invincible occupation army after 6O years of fake pomposity.
Senior Hamas leader and MP Mushir al-Masri said in an interview aired on al-Jazeera “Gaza Triumphs” show that the truce deal has well gone beyond the initial Egyptian proposal, based on the so-called “calm for calm” ruse.
Masri said the Palestinian resistance has enough pressure cards, most notably the kidnapped soldiers’ card, to force the Israeli occupation to abide by Hamas’s terms and avoid further procrastination.
An honorable prisoner swap deal appears to be in store, he added.
Spokesman for al-Qassam Brigades, Abu Ubaida, said in a tweet posted on his personal page at dawn Wednesday that the triumph of the Palestinian resistance is a watershed laying the stage for a landslide victory over the Israeli invader.
“Gaza has triumphed, thanks to the self-abnegation and loyalty of its own people, over the most despotic and chauvinistic force of our modern times,” he said, swearing: “History will forever keep record of Tuesday August 26, 2014.”