Hamas terror group vows it won’t disarm, threatens Judea and Samaria expansion
The Islamist Hamas terror group has vowed to expand its terror activities to Judea and Samaria despite demands by the rival Fatah movement that it disarm as part of a reconciliation agreement.
A senior Hamas official, Khalil al-Hayya, says the group’s arsenal “can’t be divided or talked about in any dialogue.”
His remarks on Monday highlight the stark antagonism between Hamas and chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah as the rivals negotiate steps for reconciliation.
Fatah, which holds sway in Judea and Samaria, wants Hamas’s rockets, explosives and terror tunnels in Gaza neutralized.
Hamas seized Gaza from Fatah in 2007, provoking an Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the territory and three wars with Israel.