Member of Hamas Political Bureau Suhail al-Hindi denied Wednesday reports claiming that his movement was considering ending the Great Return March protests as “baseless.”
In a press release, al-Hindi reaffirmed that the peaceful, popular Great Return March would continue until its goals are achieved, above all highlighting the right of return for Palestine refugees and breaking the 13-year Israeli siege on Gaza.
Al-Hinidi’s remarks came in response to reports by an Israeli media outlet alleging that senior officials from Hamas had called for an end to the weekly Great Return March protests.
Instead there is a tendency to develop the Great Return March encampments, al-Hindi added, noting that a park was being established in Malaka encampment, east of Gaza, which “indicates the continuation of the Great Return March protests.”
Citing a call by Hamas for mass demonstrations next Friday in protest at Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem, al-Hindi said that his movement expected a massive participation in Friday’s protests in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in the diaspora.