Hamas' Haniyeh vows to destabilize Jerusalem, thanks Iran for support
The Jerusalem Post - Hamas will continue to "defend" Jerusalem, Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau said Friday, as he was concluding the operation that saw more than 4,500 rockets and mortars launched toward Israeli territory.
In a speech given Friday, hours after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into effect, Haniyeh suggested that Hamas' current objective is to continue fueling the ongoing violence between Palestinians and security forces in the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
Haniyeh promised to continue "fighting for Jerusalem" and specifically mentioned "liberating the Al-Aqsa Mosque" in Jerusalem's Old City and the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where several Arab families currently face eviction.
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