West Bank-Gaza Post
A member of Hamas political bureau, Hossam Badran, said that what is happening in the town of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem recently and previously in other areas emphasizes that the comprehensive confrontation with the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem is only a matter of time.
Badran said in a press statement on Monday that all these justifications for the Israeli occupation exist and escalate day after day, explaining that the Al-Aqsa Intifada was the beginning of the spark on the day that Ary’el Sharon dredged the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the time surprised the Palestinian people an unprecedented uprising.
Badran stressed that the participation of US Ambassador David Friedman and the American envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, in digging a tunnel in Jerusalem, which he described as "a shameless behavior that goes beyond all diplomatic norms and puts the international system and its laws at stake," which are among the reasons and justifications that lead to outbreak an uprising.
Badran also stressed that this criminal act confirms the American position, which is completely identical and biased to the Israeli occupation, adding that this arrogance and contempt also bear the responsibility of all parties participating in the Bahrain conference, which responded to the so-called "Deal of the Century".
At the end of his statement, Badran stressed that these acts will not weaken or discourage the Palestinian people from continuing their resistance until they achieve their goals of liberation and return.
It is noteworthy that both Friedman and Greenblatt, participated yesterday evening leaders of the occupation (ministers and members of the Knesset), at the opening ceremony of a tunnel in the town of Silwan south of the Aqsa Mosque.
The tunnel was opened amid tight military measures and the closure of the town of Silwan from the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, which is closest to the southern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
This road runs between the historic Salwan pond, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Al-Buraq Wall (the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque).
"The launch of the road is the right response to anyone who criticized President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel," Friedman claimed.
Activists from the Israeli left-wing Peace Now movement gathered in protest, saying that and members of the administration of President Trump were embracing the most extreme groups among the settlers and thereby thwarting the chances of achieving peace.
Written By: Tariq Rami al-Sharif