Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has called on the Muslim nation to pool their efforts and close ranks to defend Jerusalem and support the Palestinian struggle for its liberation from the occupation, according to Palestinian local agencies.
In remarks on the occasion of the International Quds Day, spokesman of Al-Qassam Brigades Abu Obaidah urged the nation to have the honor of liberating Palestine and Jerusalem through supporting the Palestinian resistance.
The spokesman hailed the Palestinian people in the occupied territories for sparking al-Quds intifada (uprising) and assuming its sacred role in defending the Aqsa Mosque, describing them as the nation’s spearhead against its first enemy.
“Israel has taken advantage of Arabs’ preoccupation with their home affairs to step up aggression and violence against the Palestinian people,” said Hamas.
“Every single inch of occupied Palestine and occupied Jerusalem is in itself a cause backed up by all Muslims and Arabs,” the statement further read.
Hamas hailed all those who spoke up for the Palestinian people and supported armed resistance.
The International Quds Day is an annual event marked on the last Friday of Ramadan and includes marches and activities held worldwide in support of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.
The movement vowed to keep defending Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque and propping up anti-occupation activism in the West Bank and Jerusalem no matter the stakes.
Hamas called on Arabs and Muslims to combine forces in the face of the Israeli occupation and its allies.
The resistance movement further hailed the anti-occupation protesters who have sacrificed their souls and bodies for Occupied Jerusalem and al-Aqsa.