Hamas vows resistance against any Israeli invasion by rearming

Hamas vowed to cotinue to resist Israeli occupation by rearming in the Palestinian territory after the Gaza war.

Hamas vows resistance against any Israeli invasion by rearming

Hamas vowed on Monday to continue to resist Israeli occupation by rearming in the Palestinian territory after the Gaza war.

"Do whatever you want. Manufacturing the holy weapons is our mission and we know how to acquire weapons," Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas's armed wing, told a news conference.

Addressing journalists with his face masked by a checkered Arab scarf, he said "all options would be open" if Israel failed to pull its troops out of the Gaza Strip within a week, a demand raised by Hamas when it announced on Sunday a ceasefire after three weeks of fighting.

Hamas said plans to rearm in its own territory against any Israeli assult. But foreign powers are seeking to break Hamas' resist against Israel, which bombed U.N. school and compound in defiance of U.N. ceasefire resolution, interfering rearming of Palestinian fighters.

On Friday, Israel signed a security accord with the United States that calls for increased information-sharing, technical assistance and the use of various U.S. "assets" to prevent weapons from getting to Hamas from air, land or sea.

Reuters
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