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Hamas threatens Israel over Flag March, says ‘all capabilities’ on the table

Israelis wave national flags during a Jerusalem Day march, in Jerusalem, May 10, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Israelis wave national flags during a Jerusalem Day march, in Jerusalem, May 10, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warns Israel in a speech against allowing right-wing Israelis to conduct the annual Jerusalem Day “Flag March” in Jerusalem’s Old City next week, a year after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem when the event was last held.

“I want to clearly warn the enemy against committing these crimes and these steps. The Palestinian people, led by the resistance — especially those in the West Bank and Jerusalem — will not permit this Jewish, Talmudic rubbish to go idly by,” says Haniyeh, speaking by video in front of a crowd in Gaza.

“Our decision is clear and unhesitating… We will resist with all our capabilities and we will not allow the violation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or thuggery in the streets of Jerusalem,” he adds.

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