No truce with Israeli occupation: Hamas
Hamas politburo member Zaher Jabarin denies Israeli and Arab reports about a truce with the Israeli occupation and calls for mobilization in the Al-Aqsa mosque.
There is no truce with the Israeli occupation, Hamas politburo member Zaher Jabarin said Saturday, denying reports of such agreement between Hamas and "Tel Aviv" and describing them as "baseless".
"Hamas is exerting its best efforts on the ground and diplomatically to halt the Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people and their sanctities," Jabarin said in a statement.
The senior Hamas official urged the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank and the territories occupied in 1948 to mass mobilize in Al-Aqsa mosque, stressing that the "obstruction attempts by the Israeli occupation will not discourage the Palestinian people from defending Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa mosque from the occupation's continuous terror and the extremism of its settlers."
"Our people and valiant resistance are [mobilized in all of Palestine], always ready to defend Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa," he underlined.
Another Hamas politburo member, Izzat Al-Rashaq, had underscored earlier today that occupied Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa mosque were "red lines [...] and any provocations committed against the Palestinian people through their sanctities will be met with a confrontation."
The Israeli occupation forces had raided Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday dawn and tried to completely evacuate it, which led to confrontations with the Palestinians stationed in it, injuring more than 150.
The IOF heavily used stun grenades and tear gas in the Al-Aqsa mosque against Palestinian worshippers, not to mention the use of rubber bullets and rubber-coated steel bullets.
The Palestinian red crescent later reported that the Israeli attacks left more than 152 injured, some of which were in critical condition.
"Hamas stressed that Jenin and Gaza were still at the forefront, and there is no backing down. They also informed us [the Israelis] desecrating Al-Aqsa mosque again will lead to an escalation, and Gaza and Al-Quds cannot be separated," the sources reported.