Hamas political bureau cheif, Khaled Mashal, called on the Palestinian
resistance factions to retaliate to the Israeli attacks against the
Palestinian people “and the massacres conducted against them”.

“Resistance is the real retaliation to the Zionist massacres against the Palestinian people”, Mashal stated, “the Palestinians must retaliate hard and avenge the killing of women and children”.

Mashal also held Israel and the United States responsible for the continuous cycle of violence, and said;  “the USA said several days ago that Israel is defending itself, and now Israel killed 19 residents, and the number of casualties since Wednesday arrived to 59”.

He also said that “it is unfortunate that this massacre was carried out while the International Community is silent, and the Arab countries are idle”.

“There should be an international court that charges the Israeli leaders with War Crimes”, Mashal added, “Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz, Dan Haltz and Avigdor Lieberman carried war crimes against humanity”.

Mashal appealed that Arab countries to take “bold decisions and initiatives to lift the Israeli and American siege imposed on the Palestinian people”, and demanded the Arab nations to move “and protest against the siege in all available means”.

Cementing of the calls of president Abbas to the armed faction to halt the firing of homemade shells into Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza borders, Mashal said that Israel is ongoing with its attacks against the Palestinians, and is stepping up its aggression.