Hamas vowed to press the Palestinians’ fight against Israel until it is destroyed.
“Palestinians will fight Israel for generation upon generation until victory, and will yet get to dance at the
Al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem,” Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister in the dismissed Palestinian Authority government, told a rally in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
“If Israel is not defeated in this generation, it will be in the next generation,” he said.
Islamist Hamas has offered Israel an extended truce in exchange for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while making no secret of its ultimate quest for the Jewish state’s destruction. Israel, with international support, has ruled out talks with Hamas until it softens its stand.