On the heels of the Israeli arbitrary bombardment on the Gaza Strip this morning, the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Factions state the following:
The Palestinian people have been engaged in a peaceful battle against the Israeli occupation at the Great Return March, and we, in the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions, stand with our people who gather on a weekly basis to strive for their freedom and get their legitimate demands.
We, in the armed wings of the Palestinian factions, state that all factions will fight off the Israeli attempts to stop the mass peaceful protests by imposing strict rules of engagement.
The Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions lauds the efforts exerted by Egypt to help the Palestinians get their legitimate demands, and we reject any other attempt to undermine the Egyptian endeavors, including firing rockets on the Israeli occupation that took place last night.
We explicitly stress that the armed wings of the Palestinian factions are prepared to defend the Palestinian people against any Israeli attacks, as we are nationally held responsible for the safety and security of our people.
Finally, the resistance factions will keep their guns loaded and pointed at the Israeli occupation.
The Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions