Hamas is prepared for the worst scenario. This was stated by a leader of the extremist Islamic movement in an interview with Al Jazeera. Saleh Al-Arouri said: “All scenarios are possible and we are ready for an Israeli ground invasion.” According to the deputy leader, the Palestinian movement is engaged in the struggle for freedom.
Al-Arouri said, “This is not a back-and-forth operation. We have begun a large-scale battle,” adding that he expects the fighting to continue and the front to expand. “We have one great goal: our freedom and the freedom of our holy places,” she said.
According to the Hamas leader, Israel was planning to launch an attack on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The statement said that the Palestinians “have the right to their freedom”: “We will continue the struggle until we are rewarded with victory, freedom and independence.”
Al-Arouri concluded that since the Palestinian attacks began on Saturday morning, Hamas has already held “enough Israeli hostages to force Israel to release all Palestinian detainees in its prisons.” “We were able to kill and capture many Israeli soldiers. The longer the fighting lasts, the higher this number will increase,” he said.
Then he sent a message to the Palestinian prisoners: “Your freedom is coming. What is in our hands will free you.”
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