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Haniyeh slams Arab world for silence, inaction on Gaza

'Where's the Goldstone report?' former Hamas PM wonders, saying Israel's ground operation proves its aerial campaign failed.

Elior Levy
Published: 07.21.14, 18:45 / Israel News

Former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh criticized the Arab world's silence and inaction in the face of "Israeli aggression" in Gaza.



"Where's the Goldstone report?" the Hamas leader wondered in a pre-recorded speech on the Al-Aqsa TV station.


"The massacres and indiscriminate killing just proves the enemy has failed and is unable to deal with the al-Qassam fighters on the field," he noted.


Praising the organization's armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Haniyeh said they and the other "resistance" factions "are striking the enemy and attacking it over and over again after Tel Aviv, under the ground and from the sea," and they "prove that Gaza is a cemetery for invaders."


According to Haniyeh, Israel's ground operation "is an admittance of failure in the aerial war against Gaza."


The Hamas leader said the organization was in favor of any international effort to reach a ceasefire, but only within previously stated demands: "The end to aggression and a guarantee it would not repeat itself, lifting the Gaza siege and the release of Shalit deal prisoners" who were re-arrested during Operation Brother's Keeper and returned to prison to serve out their terms after violating their parole conditions.


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