Occupied Jerusalem – The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Tuesday warned the Israeli occupation government not to play with fire through targeting Palestinian figures, or else that fire will also burn the Israeli figures.
“All Israeli attempts and pressures be it military, political, or economic pressures will, for sure, break at the solid rock of Palestinian determination, and will fail in penetrating our stands or politically blackmailing us”, the Movement said in a statement it issued Tuesday and a copy of which was faxed to the PIC.
The statement added that the Israeli occupation government was pressing ahead with its aggressions on the unarmed Palestinian people as hundreds of Palestinian citizens where either killed or wounded, and scores of PA ministers and elected lawmakers, including PLC speaker Dr. Aziz Duwaik, among other elected officials were rounded up and thrown in the darkness of the Israeli jails in clear undermining of all international laws and conventions.
By doing so, the statement added, Israel was indeed playing with fire, especially after the failed assassination attempt against the person of PA premier Ismail Haneyya through a poisonous registered letter; however, the statement emphasized, the fire that Israel is igniting in the Palestinian arena won’t only burn Palestinian officials, but, for certain, it will also burn Israeli officials in tit-for-tat.
The Movement, further, underlined that the Israeli occupation government was exploiting the world’s focus on Lebanon to practice its crimes against the Palestinian people calmly and away from the media eyes; yet, the Movement asserted that Israel will fail in “twisting the arm of the PA government or pushing Hamas to the corner”.
In conclusion, the Movement wished swift recovery for the affected PA security officers who inhaled the poisonous substance stored inside that letter, and for speaker Duwaik who was rushed to the hospital after being severely beaten by his Israeli captors.