Thousands of Gazans attended the funeral today of Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari who was assassinated yesterday.
They mob vowed to continue the fight against the Jews.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal spoke of the assassination of Ahmed Jabari at a conference in Sudan today.
YNet News reported:
Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal on Wednesday commented on the assassination of the organization’s military chief Ahmed Jabari by the Israel Defense Forces while addressing a conference in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.
“You killed Jabari and you can go on and kill Mashaal and others, but in the end it’ll pave our way to Jerusalem… Assassinating our leaders will only make us more powerful,” said the man who survived an Israeli assassination attempt in Jordan some 15 years ago.
Mashaal, who is slated to retire from the leadership of Hamas’ political bureau, said that Jabari had recently returned from Mecca to the Gaza Strip through Egypt.
“Ahmed Jabari was not a Hamas man, but a man of the entire nation,” he said. “He and Mohammed Deif (the former head of Hamas’ military wing, who was seriously injured in an IDF assassination attempt) are heroes. He had an important part in building Hamas’ military wing. He lived as hero and died as a hero.”
In an aggressive speech, Mashaal stressed that Hamas would pursue the way of jihad and resistance, and called on the Palestinian factions to join forces. He said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman were “boasting” that they hit Hamas, but that “Israel and all the dark forces of this world will never success in deterring the Palestinian people.”
According to Mashaal, “The Israeli enemy is weak. The rounds against Israel are long, and the war continues.”