As the tense Jerusalem Day morning continues, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhum says: “The resistance cannot stand idly by in the face of the occupation’s abuses.”
“[Israel] seems to have not understood the messages of the resistance well,” Barhoum tells the Lebanese al-Mayadeen network.
Minor clashes took place at the flashpoint Temple Mount this morning between Israeli police and Palestinian rioters.
Hundreds of Jews plan to ascend to the hilltop to celebrate Jerusalem Day, in which the holy site was brought under Israeli control.
“The resistance has established clear equations that Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, and Palestinian blood are red lines,” Barhoum says.
But Barhoum refrains from issuing any concrete threat or ultimatum, as Hamas did last year in the run up to the war.