Hamas Leader in Gaza Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: "Peaceful Resistance Is Not Suitable for Gaza Right Now, Because There Is No Occupation There"

He said it. No occupation to see here. Move on!

Hamas Leader in Gaza Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: “Peaceful Resistance Is Not Suitable for Gaza Right Now, Because There Is No Occupation There”

Transcript below the fold, from MEMRI

Following are excerpts from an interview with Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a Hamas leader in Gaza, which aired on Palestine Today TV on January 31, 2012:

Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: Popular resistance means marches, stone-throwing, and strikes. We have tried that in the first Intifada. Armed struggle is also a form of popular resistance. It is a form of resistance in which the entire people participates. All the resistance of the Palestinian people is popular resistance – whether the so-called peaceful resistance or the armed struggle.

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Peaceful resistance is not suitable for Gaza right now, because there is no occupation there.