On the Israeli bombing on Gaza, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum stated the following:
The Israeli heavy bombardment of Gaza aims at distracting the Palestinians from defending Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem. Indeed, the Palestinians reaction disrupted the Israeli occupation and deepened its internal crises.
As we praise the Palestinian people of the occupied West Bank, we stress that the Palestinian resistance will not keep silent towards the Israeli attempts to export crises to Gaza and the resistance is ready to defend the Palestinian people against the Israeli offensive.
August 17, 2018