Hamas chief says Palestine, Axis of Resistance stand with Al-Quds
Hamas Gaza chief Yahya Al-Sinwar says the resistance's leadership and the leadership of the Resistance Axis centered around Al-Quds would stand in solidarity with the city's people.
Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as those stationed there, are the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds, as well as their historic resilience in the face of Israeli criminality, Palestinian resistance movement Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Al-Sinwar, said on Friday during a celebration to mark Al-Quds Day.
He also underlined that other centerpieces in the Axis of Resistance include the people in the West Bank and the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.
Al-Sinwar addressed the Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa Mosque and all over occupied Palestine, telling them to trust themselves to be the defenders of the Arab and Islamic World.
"You have the keys to peace and to war; do not underestimate yourselves, for you have massive armies behind you, not only from Palestine but from the entire Axis of Resistance," the Palestinian Resistance chief said. "The leadership of the resistance and the leadership of the Al-Quds Axis will intervene to provide support in any and every circumstance."
All the villages, towns, and refugee camps in the occupied Al-Quds area must organize themselves in Al-Quds, he stressed.
This comes as thousands of Palestinians flocked to occupied Al-Quds today for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque.
It is worth noting that the Israeli Occupation has deployed more than 2,000 troops inside the Old City of Al-Quds and around it, in addition to blocking off routes surrounding the city.
Israeli media reported that "there are also restrictions on air traffic over the southern and northern borders given the state of tension and out of fear that rockets or drones could be fired, in conjunction with the launch of International Al-Quds Day."
"The people of the West Bank and the freedom fighters of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and the security services are rectifying mistakes made over the span of 30 years," Al-Sinwar added.
The Arab and Islamic countries must end the disputes they have, he said, noting that Palestine was acting as an "adhesive keeping the Arab World together, but there have been certain parties that wanted us to have a bias."
"The establishment of the resistance goes back to the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the backing of Syria, as well as the development of our ties with Hezbollah," Al-Sinwar said. "Sayyed Hassan's declared support for Palestine, Al-Quds, and the West Bank is a source of pride for the Ummah."
"A great stride has been made in the process of building Al-Quds Axis, and it is close [to completion]," the Hamas leader said. "Al-Quds Day has turned into gunfire, with tunnels, missiles, and fighters conspiring to die in every field and on every front."
"The world is seeing the Talmudic religious war on Al-Quds and the West Bank, so what do the occupation's practices in Al-Aqsa mean, and where is the role and duty of clerics? The war is not only against Islam; it is also against Christianity," he said.
Moreover, Al-Sinwar underlined that the top intelligence agencies from around the world acknowledge that the tensions of the holy month of Ramadan might lead to a major escalation all over the region, "and they came to warn the Israelis."
He also warned the Israeli occupation that harming the Palestinian women stationed in Al-Quds in any way would lead to massive bloodshed, underlining that "Israel did not understand the warnings it got from abroad, it understood due to the resistance's response, which prompted it to try and cool rising tensions."
"We are aware of Israel's hidden intentions, and we underlined that we and our resistance in Gaza and the Al-Quds Axis are on the lookout. We will rise to defend Al-Aqsa and the West Bank," he said.
Al-Sinwar addressed the leaders of the so-called "free world", saying: "The deceit of your slogans about human rights has become apparent."
As for the leaders of the Arab World, he said their "statements of denunciation are useless," calling on them to take "practical steps, such as severing ties and closing embassies."
Moreover, he addressed the majority of Israeli settlers, underlining that "a few extremists are igniting a religious war that you will have to undergo," calling on them to go back to their books to "know what awaits them if they continue on this path and do not stop tampering with Al-Aqsa Mosque."