Hamas Vows To Restart Attacks Friday If Blockade Not Fifted
The blockade will not be lifted as long as Hamas is in power. If the chronic liars ruling over Gaza are telling the truth and not simply pumping their bruised chests, then tomorrow will be another explosive day and the loss of Palestinian civilians will yet again be used to demonize Israel, not the hell hounds of death that are all too willing to let them die …
Isaiah 48:22, “‘There is no peace,’ says the LORD, ‘for the wicked.’”
By Stuart Winer, The Times of Israel – “A Hamas official declared on Thursday that despite a 72-hour ceasefire and negotiations for a longer-term truce, the war with Israel was not yet done and the organization would continue fighting until all of its demands were met. ‘Our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained at Tel Aviv,’ he declared.
Spokesman Mushir al-Masri made the statements at a pro-Hamas rally in the Gaza Strip, attended by a crowd estimated at some two thousand.
‘The war is not yet over,’ he said. ‘We stress that the Palestinian people’s demands are legitimate, and we call on Egypt, on the Arab nations, and the international community to adopt them.’
In a statement issued Thursday evening, the Hamas military wing threatened to resume rocket fire at 8 a.m. Friday if the blockade of Gaza was not lifted by then.
Israeli officials said Israel was poised to respond as necessary to any resumption of attacks, and was taking the Hamas threats seriously, Channel 2 reported Thursday evening.
Nonetheless, Israel’s negotiators were heading back to talks in Cairo later Thursday with Israeli input which might enable an extension of the ceasefire, the TV report said.
Channel 2 said. IDF Chief Benny Gantz had said Wednesday that the IDF would retaliate strongly if the terror organization resumed its attacks on Israel, and that Israel is prepared to strike Hamas leaders when they emerge from hiding. ‘We will not hesitate to continue to mobilize our forces as necessary to ensure the security of Israeli citizens,’ he said. ‘We aren’t done. If there are incidents, we will respond to them.'” Read more.