• Hamas: Zionist entity has no land to claim capital

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says that the illegal Zionist entity has no land and naturally no right to designate a capital city. The announcement came shortly before the US President Donald Trump's expected declaration of the recognition of al-Quds as Israeli regime’s “capital.”

Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri tweeted the remark on Wednesday, shortly after Trump reportedly “informed” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his intention to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.

But the Palestinians, and the rest of the world, are opposed to such recognition. The Palestinians want al-Quds, which is the site of Islam’s third holiest site, as part of a future Palestinian state.

Zuhri, the Hamas spokesman, added that such recognition “would harm Israel” and ultimately bring it “regret.”

On Tuesday, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh warned the United States that the potential relocation of the US embassy would cross “every red line.”

In a statement addressed to world Muslim leaders, Haniya said, “Moving the American embassy to al-Quds is a dangerous escalation and provides cover to carry out the plan to Judaize the city of al-Quds.”

In a separate statement, Hamas called for Palestinians to “make Friday a day of rage against the occupation, rejecting moving the American embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing it as the capital of the Zionist entity.” It called on young people in the West Bank to rise up and “respond to the American decision that targets our Quds in every possible way.”

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Dec 06, 2017 11:54 UTC
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