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Islamic Jihad chief: Battle is costly, but it is only road to freedom

The leader the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group says armed factions in Gaza went into the latest battle with Israel knowing it would be “costly but also knowing that it is the only road to freedom and to protect Jerusalem.”

Ziad Nakhaleh says in a televised speech from Beirut that neither nuclear weapons, warplanes nor peace agreements with some Arab states can bring Israelis security and peace.

Leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group Ziad Nakhaleh in 2020 (video screenshot)

He adds that armed groups in Gaza have “made miracles that you can see with your own eyes and you live them every moment when you run to shelters.”

Nakhaleh is referring to thousands of missiles and rockets that Gaza terrorists have fired toward Israel.

Nakhaleh says that after Israel’s moves that threatened the eviction of dozens of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, “we were in front of two choices, to surrender and to give them everything or fight them over everything.”

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