247 – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday (7) that his people have the right to defend against ongoing crimes committed by Israeli security forces and settlers, Prensa Latina reported.
On Saturday, Abbas chaired an emergency meeting in the city with civilian and security officials, hours after the attack launched by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Israel from the Gaza Strip.
A statement carried by the official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) highlighted that Abbas called on various government institutions to provide protection for the people, although the brief message did not mention the conflict between Hamas and the neighboring country.
In this context, Health Minister Mai Alkaila declared a state of emergency in all Palestinian hospitals.
In the morning, Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel, then dozens of its fighters crossed the heavily guarded Gaza Strip border and entered that country, where they occupied military bases and several cities, according to press reports and photos published on social media. . .
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The formation stressed that these attacks come in response to the systematic incursions carried out by Israeli settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the ongoing attacks against the Palestinian people.
Muhammad Al-Deif, commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said in a statement: “The enemy desecrated Al-Aqsa and dared to attack the Prophet’s Mosque (…) and we warned them before.”
He added that hundreds of martyrs and wounded fell this year as a result of the occupation’s crimes, while our calls for a humanitarian exchange agreement were rejected, and violations continue every day in the West Bank.
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