The Deputy head of the Hamas administration in Gaza, Khalil al-Haya said that the «Islamic resistance movement» has the power to «answer» to Israel after the destruction of the tunnel, killing warlords and militants of the «Islamic Jihad» and Hamas, according to «Palestinian information center».
He made clear that Hamas intends to take revenge on Israel, but used the phrase denoting usually that revenge would not be immediate.
Chairman of Hamas Politburo Ismail Haniyeh said the resistance would continue and lull is used in order to better prepare for the confrontation.
The Hamas leadership makes it clear that is not interested in escalation of the conflict. In addition, Hamas leaders pressured the Egyptian authorities and the Palestinian authority.