Hamas Calls for Day of Rage to Confront ‘Israeli’ ‘Flag March’ Towards Al-Quds
By Staff, Agencies
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas called on Sunday for a Day of Rage to confront the Zionist so-called ‘Flag March’ on Tuesday, encouraging Palestinians to mobilize at al-Aqsa and the occupied holy city of al-Quds.
"Let next Tuesday be a day of mobilization and a bond towards al-Aqsa Mosque, and a day of anger and defiance of the occupier," said Hamas in a statement on Sunday. "Show God and your people what you have done in it, and be the best sword for al-Quds and al-Aqsa."
Zionist groups are planning to march through the occupied al-Quds on Tuesday in a march similar to the so-called ‘Flag March’. This year, the march was adjusted and then cancelled amid high tensions and then the breakout of the ‘Israeli’ war on Gaza in wake of the attacks that were targeting the holy Aqsa Mosque.
The rescheduled march will arrive at the Damascus Gate, where group dancing with the ‘Israeli’ occupation entity’s flags will take place. Participants will then march through the Yaffa Gate towards the Western Wall, with some groups going through the Muslim Quarter and other groups going through the Jewish Quarter.
Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups have warned against holding the march.
Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday that Palestinian resistance groups were raising their level of alert ahead of the march in preparation for a possible renewal of confrontations. The Hamas leadership has informed the Egyptian intelligence minister that the march would "definitely push the situation to explode" and lead the resistance factions to fire rockets again, according to the report.
Palestinian resistance factions called for the military arms of the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance groups, as well as other resistance movements in the region, to "declare a state of alert and readiness to defend occupied al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque if necessary," according to Beirut-based al-Mayadeen news.
In the same respect, Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned last week that any "reckless" actions in occupied al-Quds by the ‘Israeli’ occupiers would result in a "regional war," adding that Hezbollah is in contact with “anyone who is willing to be part of this regional equation."
The Flag March was originally planned for last Thursday, but was delayed after police withdrew permission for the march to take place, due to security concerns.