Ismail Radwan, a leader in the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said that the movement “does not rule out that the occupier will commit any foolishness, including the assassination of Yahya Sinwar - the leader of the movement in the Gaza Strip - or any of the leaders of the Palestinian resistance,” warning the occupation of the consequences of taking action. on the move.

He added in his speech to the evening program on Al Jazeera Mubasher, “When the occupation targeted Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of Hamas, Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Rantisi, Ibrahim Al-Maqadma, and Ismail Abu Shanab, the resistance did not break and its sons continued the march and continued to fight the occupation.”

He added, "Hamas cannot shed the blood of leaders or the blood of its people, and it cannot tolerate violating the sanctities."

Radwan continued, "If the assassination of Sinwar happens - God forbid - its repercussions will transcend the region, and this will be a disaster for the Zionist entity, and we warn the occupier against playing with fire."

On Friday, former Israeli deputies, officials and journalists had explicitly called for the assassination of Sinwar, and justified their calls by holding him responsible for the attack that took place on Friday evening in the city of Elad near Tel Aviv, which killed 3 Israelis and wounded others, including two in critical condition.

Hamas did not announce its responsibility for carrying out the attack, but it welcomed it and considered it a response to the Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

במדינה מתוקנת, מטס חיל האוויר היה מוריד עכשיו טילים על ביתו של יחיא סינואר שקרא לבצע פיגועזיש מונס אום אונג מונג

ככה גודעים טרור.

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Concerning the motives of the occupation’s thinking about the assassination of Sinwar, Ismail Radwan said, “This is due to the confusion and confusion experienced by the Zionist occupation, and the political conflicts and internal rivalries it suffers from, as well as its failure to confront the resistance and heroic operations, so he is looking for a way to relay this failure by targeting Sinwar. “.

He stressed that the Israeli occupation’s compromising Sinwar’s life would constitute “an earthquake and a catastrophe for the Zionist entity,” as he put it.

Sinwar spent 23 years in Israeli prisons, and was released in a prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel in 2011.

Sinwar had called during a speech in Gaza last Saturday, the Palestinians in the West Bank and the Arab areas in Israel to launch attacks with firearms - and white if this is not possible - in response to the Israeli violations in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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In response to Al Jazeera Mubasher's question about what is meant by the repercussions of targeting Sinwar, Radwan replied, "The leader Yahya Sinwar has become a symbol of the resistance inside and outside Palestine, and therefore targeting him will represent an earthquake for the Zionist occupation, and it will have internal and external consequences and repercussions, and the resistance will not accept changing the rules of The clash, and any prejudice to the leaders’ symbols, the response would be earthquake.”

Regarding the operations called for by Sinwar, the Hamas leader said, “The Zionist entity is the one who caused this dangerous escalation when it targeted Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, and provoked the feelings of our Palestinian people. These were the heroic operations that we salute and call for more of them inside, the West Bank and Jerusalem.”

In response to a question about whether Hamas will target senior Israeli leaders in the event of the assassination of Sinwar, Radwan said, “All options are open to the resistance to respond to any folly that the occupation may commit against Commander Sinwar or any of the symbols of the Palestinian leadership or Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa.”

Over the past years, Israel has carried out dozens of assassinations of Palestinian leaders of various factions, killing most of the leaders of the first row in Hamas, including its founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in 2004.