Updated 07 June 2021
June 07, 202109:42
Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya (C) warned of renewed violence if right-wing pro-settler organisations hold a controversial march on June 10 in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. (AFP)
GAZA: A top Hamas official on Monday warned of renewed violence if right-wing pro-settler organizations hold a controversial march Thursday in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
“We warn the occupation (Israel) against letting the march approach east Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday,” senior Hamas figure Khalil Al-Hayya said.
“We hope the message is clear so that Thursday doesn’t become (a new) May 10,” he said, in reference to the start of last month’s 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip.