Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar: "Jihad is our path, our life, our pride"
Does Hamas sound like a partner for peace?
In a speech given on January 23, 2012, Al-Zahar said that Hamas would ”never give up its armed struggle against the Zionist enemy...“.
“We are fighting for our dignity and rights. Jihad is our path, our life, our pride and we will not renounce it no matter the sacrifices...“
Al-Zahar is one of the leading candidates to replace Khaled Meshaal, Chief of the Hamas Political Bureau, who recently announced “that he does not wish to be a candidate for the movement’s future leadership.”
The political bureau is Hamas’s principal decision-making body and its members are elected by secret ballot by the much larger consultative council.
Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by the US, EU, Israel, Japan, Australia and Canada.
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