The spokesperson of Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum issued the following :
The Israeli occupation’s construction of a Jewish synagogue under Al Aqsa Mosque is a serious violation to our full right in Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque and a new crime against our people and holy places. This requires an escalation of the Al Quds uprising and serious Arab and Islamic retaliation to isolate the Israeli Occupation and thwart its plots.
Spokesperson of Hamas
20th of December, 2017