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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Haniyeh again says "Jihad is the only option"

Ismail Haniyeh was quoted in a Gulf newspaper as saying that Hamas remains committed to "resistance" - and he didn't mean protests.

The Hamas leader in Gaza said that "resistance that did not stop as many people imagine, but we are at the stage of study and planning to come back strong as ever, because the Palestinians know that their holy places will not return except by Jihad."

Haniyeh added that "the resistance of the Palestinian people is the only option to restore the Islamic holy sites, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that jihad is our choice for the restoration of holy places in Palestine."

Haniyeh returned to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening after finishing his trip that led him to Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey.