Khalid Mashaal, the head of the Hamas terror group, who returned to Gaza this week, said the Palestinian resistance will never recognize Israel.
Fars News reported:
Head of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Hamas movement Khalid Mashaal, who came back to the Gaza Strip last week after years of exile, ruled out any concession with Israel, and said that the Palestinian Resistance will never recognize the Zionist regime.
“We will never recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation and therefore there is no legitimacy for Israel, no matter how long it will take,” Mashaal said, addressing tens of thousands of Palestinians who had gathered in Gaza to celebrate Hamas’ 25th anniversary.
“Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the South to the North. There will be no concession on an inch of the land,” he added.
He congratulated the Hamas members who were able to target cities in Central Israel, and said, “We don’t kill Jews because they are Jews. We kill the Zionists because they are usurpers and we will continue to kill anyone who takes our land and our holy places.”
“We will free Occupied Quds (also known as Beitol-Moghaddas or Jerusalem) inch by inch, stone by stone…the right of return is sacred to us and we will not forfeit it,” Mashaal added.
Hamas marked the 25th anniversary of its inception Saturday, with a ceremony and a mass rally held in Gaza City’s al-Katiba Square.