Hamas's exiting prime minister Ismail Haniyeh said that the Palestinian unity government signed in Monday was a "historical day which we forged together for the sake of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause."
Haniyeh further said that "today there is an army in the figure of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing). We are leaving the government, but the resistance is in excellent shape and can deter and protect that the Palestinian people."
Haniyeh also praised the Palestinian prisoners hunger striking in Israel. (Roi Kais)