Hamas Political Bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says that the Palestinians will do whatever is necessary to acquire their rights.
Talking to reporters after a meeting with senior members of Palestinian factions at his home in Damascus, Syria on Saturday, Meshaal said that Hamas will do everything to "obtain the rights stolen from us, including confrontation with the enemy."
"The possibilities for war exist in the entire region," the Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonot quoted the exiled Hamas leader as saying.
"A conflict with the Zionist enemy is possible in any scenario… We shall realize our right by standing firm in the face of aggression through resistance," he added.
The comments came after Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom warned on Friday that Tel Aviv would soon launch another large-scale military operation against the Palestinians trapped in the Gaza Strip.