פגישת הפלגים בלשכתו של מנהיג חמאס בעזה יחיא סינוואר
Gaza Strip terrorist groups leaders at Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar's office
Hamas militants in training

Gaza factions warn Israel delaying relief would reignite violence

At the end of a joint meeting, Palestinians say continued calm contingent upon Jerusalem providing humanitarian gestures and launch veiled threat to resume rocket fire

Lior Levy |
Published: 06.22.21, 23:02
Gaza Strip terrorist groups launched a warning to Israel on Tuesday, saying that if Jerusalem stalls in providing humanitarian relief to the seaside territory, they will have to resort to violence.
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  • At the end of a meeting at the office of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, the Palestinians presented a list of demands from Israel that included the opening of border crossings, allowing the transfer of financial aid from Qatar and the reopening of Gaza's fishing zone.
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    Hamas militants in training
    Hamas militants in training
    Hamas militants in training
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    The terrorist organizations said that if Israel refuses to comply with their demands, they will resume incendiary balloon attacks into Israeli soil and riots at the border fence, and even issued a veiled threat to renew rocket fire.
    "We warn the Israeli enemy and its allies of delaying the lifting of the siege. The enemy will not succeed with its extortion policy and we will not kick back as our people are pushed over," the groups said in a statement.
    Sinwar and Hamas leadership met with UN mediators in the Gaza Strip on Monday to consolidate a ceasefire agreement with Israel but failed to reach an understanding.
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    פגישת הפלגים בלשכתו של מנהיג חמאס בעזה יחיא סינוואר
    פגישת הפלגים בלשכתו של מנהיג חמאס בעזה יחיא סינוואר
    Gaza Strip terrorist groups leaders at Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar's office
    The parties met in order to prevent last month's conflict between the Jewish State and Gaza’s terrorist factions from rekindling, but Israel refused to comply with any of Hamas' demands.
    Sinwar told the media that Jerusalem's steadfastness was an outgrowth of its failures to understand the motivations of the Palestinian people.
    “Israel continues with its policies against the Palestinian people, against the [Palestinian] prisoners and against the Gaza Strip and tries to extort us when it comes to the issue of easing the living conditions of the residents of the Gaza Strip," Sinwar said.
    "We have informed the UN representatives that we would not accept this. The meeting was bad, it was not good at all."
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