Abu Marzouk: Hamas got prepared for the war since last summer

Abu Marzouk: Hamas got prepared for the war since last summer

Dr. Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, on Sunday said that his Movement had been getting prepared for the Israeli war since last summer, highlighting that in the next battle, Hamas fighters would meet the Israeli tanks before stepping the Gaza lands.

In a lecture delivered at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Dr. Abu Marzouk noted that Hamas had trained 5,000 Hamas members to confront the expected war on Gaza.

The Hamas leader underlined that the Israeli soldiers during the aggression were wearing electronic tracking devices in order to reveal their whereabouts in case they were captured, adding that Israeli warplanes killed three Israeli soldiers wearing these devices after being taken as prisoners by Hamas fighters.

He also said that the war on Gaza was meant to destroy the resistance, but both Israel and those who wished to return on the backs of Israeli tanks failed to achieve this objective.

Regarding the positions of new US president Barack Obama towards the Palestinian resistance, the Hamas leader opined that Obama repeated the statements of his predecessors in this regard, but his first week in office was in general a modest attempt to repair America”s image in the world, adding that his Movement would judge him on his political deeds not words.