Hamas: No trust in Israeli promises
If the Palestinian resistance were to rely on Israeli promises, they would have lost Al-Aqsa a long time ago.
The deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, Saleh Al-Arouri, said that the Israeli occupation sent a message through mediators that it will prevent groups of settlers from performing "Passover sacrifice rituals" in Al-Aqsa mosque.
Al-Arouri stressed that there's no confidence in the promises of the occupation, but rather there is trust in "our people's ability and resistance to confront the occupation," adding that "the peak of the aggression that the occupation was planning for was Passover sacrifices in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that is why our people mobilized everywhere, especially in Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Squares."
In an interview on Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas leader offered condolences and congratulations to the families of the martyrs who resisted during the month of Ramadan and this year.
He continued, "Our people are in a state of constant alertness to confront the occupation, and they are trustworthy guardians in this regard, [and to defend] Al-Quds and the sanctities."
Al-Arouri added: "We called for a general mobilization, and yesterday there was a meeting between all factions in Gaza, and the central and main title was the defense of Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds."
He stressed that "protecting Al-Aqsa is a national and religious obligation to all our people and our nation," pointing out that "the occupation will roll back only when our people and our resistance rise to defend their sanctities."
Regarding the indirect talks with the Israeli occupation, Al-Arouri stressed that their response to their empty promises was that if they were to trust Israeli promises, Al-Aqsa would have been lost a long time ago.
He continued, "We told the mediators that we are not shaken by the threats of the occupation and they should know that the causes of Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa and the holy sites are the causes of the entire nation."
6 Palestinians martyred in West Bank, factions call for general mobilization
On Thursday, a Palestinian man, Fawwaz Hamayel, from Beita, south of Nablus of the occupied West Bank, was martyred due to wounds he sustained on Wednesday after the Israeli occupation forces shot him near his hometown.
"Hamayel was critically injured yesterday, and he was transported to the Arab Specialized Hospital in the city of Nablus," the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced.
Following his martyrdom, the tally of Palestinians martyred at the hands of the Israeli occupation during the past 48 hours rose to six, Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported.
The IOF martyred two Palestinians during a raid on the Kafardan district of Jenin, injuring six others, with local media reporting that the forces also detained several Palestinian civilians in the town.
The Israeli occupation forces murdered three Palestinians on Wednesday, Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported.