Nearly seven hours after the IDF destroyed the tunnel leading from the Gaza strip into Israel, published an official statement Hamas, the terrorist organization held Israel responsible for the escalation.
In a statement issued by the leadership of the terrorist group on the official website, says that Israel has attempted to thwart reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
The Hamas leadership also stated that «armed resistance to occupation is a legitimate right of the Palestinian people», and expressed condolences to the families of militants from the «brotherly Palestinian groups.»
In addition, the press service of Hamas said that the organization’s leadership discusses the situation and will soon announce his decision.
The Israeli radio station «Kahn Beth» quoted a source in Hamas, who called the actions of the IDF «premeditated murder,» saying that the situation might at any moment get out of control. «We and other Palestinian factions will be pressure to ensure that Israel’s actions did not remain without a response».