Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, called on the Arab League to break the Israeli siege on Gaza and to ensure all border terminals remain open, in retaliation to the “Israeli piracy” against international solidarity ships that were heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies.The movement stated that the Israeli army pirated the Canadian Tahrir and the Irish Saoirse ships while in international waters.

“Hamas strongly denounces this Zionist piracy against international solidarity activists trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, this attack is a crime and a direct violation to all related international Laws”, Hamas said in its statement, “The ongoing Israeli siege in Gaza, and the attacks against solidarity activists, are new crimes added to the long list of war crimes committed by the Zionist entity”.

The movement further stated that the Israeli violations and attacks “will never break the Palestinian will and determination to achieve liberation”, and added that the Palestinians will never abandon their legitimate rights.

Furthermore, Hamas called on the Arab League to break the illegal Israeli siege on the coastal region, and called on the United Nations “to act against the Zionist crimes against the Palestinian people”, in addition to ending the siege on the coastal region.