Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Yehya Sinwar calls on those “besieging” the Gaza Strip to “recalculate” their position and absorb the message emanating from the “March of Return.”
Sinwar has arrived together with other Hamas leaders at a tent protest outside the city of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.
“The March of Return will continue,” Sinwar tells a crowd of thousands. “It will not stop until we remove this transient border [between the Gaza Strip and Israel].”
Friday’s protests, he explains, “mark the beginning of a new phase in the Palestinian national struggle on the road to liberation and return [of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their former homes inside Israel].”
The “March of Return… affirms that our people can’t give up one inch of the land of Palestine. The protests will continue until the Palestinians return to the lands they were expelled from 70 years ago.”
— with Khaled Abu Toameh