The US State Department’s intention to recognise Israeli annexation of the occupied West Bank is “political rudeness” rejected by the Palestinian people, Hamas spokesperson Abdel Latif al-Qanoa said.
In a press release on Tuesday evening, al-Qanoa explained that the US step would not grant the Israeli occupation any legitimacy.
Netanyahu’s insistence to annex much of the occupied West Bank will shut the door to the so-called compromise approach, al-Qanoa added.
The Hamas spokesperson stressed that the Palestinian people would never allow such plans targeting the Palestinian cause to pass.
“All options are open for our people to defend their rights and foil all projects to judaise their lands and holy sites,” al-Qanoa continued.
To face off Israeli plans to extend sovereignty over the occupied West Bank, al-Qanoa called for embracing the option of resistance against the occupation, putting an end to security collaboration with the Israeli occupation, and activating the decisions taken to revoke all agreements between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Israeli occupation, as well as withdrawing the PA’s recognition of the Israeli occupation.