Ghazi Hamad, a spokesman for Hamas, declared that Israel’s existence “was illogical” and that the terrorist organization will carry out more of its October 7 operations against the Jewish state. The group, according to him, was not “ashamed” of doing so.
In an interview with Lebanon’s LBC TV, Hamas official Ghazi Hamad, a deputy prime minister and member of the Hamas politburo, declared that Hamas will keep carrying out the October 7 Al-Aqsa Flood Operation, in which more than 200 people were abducted into Gaza and over 1,400 people were brutally killed, until Israel is destroyed.
Israel Vs Hamas
Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, sparking a war between the two countries. The Palestinian parliamentary election of 2006 went to Hamas, and in 2007 a civil war between Hamas and Fatah resulted in Hamas taking control of Gaza. Following Hamas’s takeover, Israel and Egypt imposed a severe embargo on the Gaza Strip, severely harming the region’s economy.
An fortified conflict between Hamas- led Palestinian militant groups and Israeli military forces broke out on 7 October 2023, with a Hamas attack on southern Israel, to which Israeli military forces redressed with expansive strikes against Palestine’s Gaza Strip and a posterior irruption of Gaza. By the end of October, approximately 230 Israelis and foreigners were still being held captive or had been slain, while over 1,500 Israelis and over 8,000 Palestinians, including over 3,000 children, had been killed.
Around 3,000 Palestinian militants broke through the Gaza–Israel barrier early on October 7, attacking Israel Defence Forces (IDF) military bases close to the Gaza Strip and killing civilians in more than a dozen massacres while setting fire to their homes. The attack was initiated by Hamas with a barrage of over 5,000 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip against Israel. The unexpected invasion was labelled as a terrorist strike by at least 44 countries, the majority of which were Western. Hamas, however, said that the attack was a response to Israeli settlement expansion, settler violence, the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the closure of the Gaza Strip.
Gazi Hamad’s Statement
A representative for Hamas, Ghazi Hamad, stated in an interview with the Lebanese TV channel LBC on October 24 that was translated and made public by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Wednesday, “We are not ashamed to say this with full force.” We have to and will continue to teach Israel a lesson.
The Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, is located in Washington, DC, and translated and disseminated the interview.
We have the will, the resolve, and the capability to battle against future calamities, therefore the ‘Al-Aqsa Flood is simply the first of many.
Hamas is prepared to pay a price for its attacks on Israel, he continued. They take pride in offering sacrifices to martyrs, and they will be known as a country of martyrs.
Although Hamas stated there were difficulties on the ground when they invaded Israel, including the sizable Nova music festival, they had no intention of harming civilians. That the occupation has to end, he declared. Not just Gaza, but all area in Palestine. The Palestinians in Gaza have a horrible life, yet the Hamas official accepted no responsibility for it. The source of all that suffering, bloodshed, and tears is Israel’s existence.
Hamad said Palestine is ready to pay the price for it, in response to the reporter’s question on if Hamas will have to pay a price for the war. Israel’s existence defies logic. The source of all that suffering, bloodshed, and weeping is Israel’s existence. It’s not us; it’s Israel. The victims of this occupation are us. Clearly. As a result, no one ought to hold us responsible for our actions. Everything we do on October 7, October 10, and October 1,000,000 is appropriate. He went on, The Palestinians are proud to sacrifice their martyrs and are known as a nation of martyrs.