Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahhar said the riots on the Israel-Gaza border are “not peaceful resistance” but rather, are supported by its “military force.”
“This is not peaceful resistance,” al-Zahhar said. “Has the option [of armed struggle] diminished? No. On the contrary, it is growing and developing. That’s clear.”
The video was flagged and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute and the interview occurred on the Al Jazerra network in Qatar on May 13.
“This is a clear terminological deception … When you have weapons that are being wielded by men who were able to prevent the strongest army in the region from entering the Gaza strip for 51 days and were able to capture or kill soldiers of that army, is this really ‘peaceful resistance?” al-Zahhar asked.”
Al-Zahhar said talk about peaceful resistance is deceiving the public.