Hamas official says terror group’s goal is for Israel to ’emerge defeated’ in Gaza

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The goal for Hamas in the war in Gaza is for Israel to “emerge defeated,” says Suhail al-Hindi, a member of the terror group’s politburo.

Speaking to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Hindi insists that “the resistance will not raise the white flag, and will fight the enemy until its last breath.” He also stresses that there will be no deal with Israel “without a ceasefire and the withdrawal of the occupation.”

Hindi believes that Netanyahu is continuing the war to stay out of prison, he told the outlet.

The IDF, in his telling, wants to end the war “because of exhaustion.” Hindi argues that Israel is looking for a “victory image,” including declaring Hamas defeated.

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