The deputy director of the Hamas political bureau says the Islamic Resistance Movement is the pulse of the Arab and Islamic nations.
This is because Hamas is the main advocate of resistance against Zionist occupation and remains adamant about the Palestinian nation’s demands, Moussa Abu Marzouq said in Damascus on Saturday in a speech on the latest developments in Palestine.
He went on to say that Hamas takes into account the Palestinian people’s interests when deciding on the means of resistance.
The Hamas official also noted that considerable efforts are being made to revive the resistance in the West Bank despite the Israeli clampdown and the Ramallah authority’s opposition.
Abu Marzouk stated that Hamas has played a major role in digging tunnels underneath the Rafah border as part of the efforts to provide Gazans food and clothing.
The Hamas official insisted that acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas should have tried to convince Israel to allow the entry of the people’s daily necessities over the ground and should have tried to prevent Israeli attacks on the Gaza tunnels.
Israel has mounted relentless attacks on the tunnels, which are the only means for the 1.5 million Palestinians in the beleaguered territory to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade.
The siege, which has been in place since a failed coup by rival Fatah against the democratically elected Hamas government in June 2007, has pushed the densely populated coastal sliver to the verge of starvation.
Hospital officials say over 120 Palestinians have died in tunnel collapse incidents or have been killed by Israeli air raids on the network since mid-2007.