Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar declared a silent intifada in Jerusalem on Saturday night. Intifada is popularly translated into English as “uprising”, “resistance”, or “rebellion”.
Israel National News reported, via Free Republic:
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Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated.
“Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told Hamas news agency Al-Risala.
Zahar also slammed the Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) “unity government”‘s security coordination with Israel.
“The security coordination is a problem in that is suppresses the intifada against Israeli aggression,” he stated. “The people in the West Bank [Judea-Samaria -ed.] are fighting on two fronts: the first is the Israeli occupation and the second is the PA’s security forces.”
Meanwhile Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal admitted that Hamas kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teens and said it was justified.