Head of Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, called for abandoning peace efforts and start an uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.
Haniyeh, elected the group’s overall leader in May, urged Palestinians, Muslims and Arabs to hold rallies against the U.S decision on Friday, calling it a “day of rage”.
He also demanded lifting the sanctions on the Gaza Strip, stopping all security coordination with the occupation and lifting the siege on Gaza.
He said that, Jerusalem has always been targeted, Jerusalem is united, not Eastern or Western, it is an Arab Palestinian Islamic and the capital of Palestine. Jerusalem is ours and all of us do not recognize the legitimacy of the occupation and there is no existence for “Israel”.
He demanded that Palestinians unite in an explicit declaration.
He stressed that the so-called peace process is dead once and for all. There is no such thing as a partner with the Palestinian people in the peace process with the Palestinian people.