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"Victory comes with patience," Haniya said in the speech televised on Hamas' Al Aqsa TV. "O people of Gaza, with your patience you are drawing the features of a new future."
It is the second speech by Haniya since Israel began its military operation in Gaza on December 27. His office was struck by an Israeli airstrike in the early days of the military campaign.
"What is truly happening and all honesty is a divine verse of God," Haniya said -- a statement reminiscent of the rhetoric used by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who spoke of a "divine victory" over Israel in 2006.
Israel fought Hezbollah militants in Lebanon two years ago in an effort to stop Hezbollah rocket fire into northern Israel. The six-week war failed to weaken the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon.
Israel launched its military operation in Gaza more than two weeks ago to halt rocket attacks on southern Israel, which it blames on the Hamas leadership of Gaza.
“Gaza will not falter; our triumph over the Zionists is close,” said Ismail Haniya, former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas’s political leader in Gaza, in a pre-taped address broadcast on the movement’s television station.
While seeking to cement understandings with both sides to end the conflict, Egyptian officials reminded Hamas that the bloodshed could have been avoided.
“Egypt has repeatedly warned that a refusal to renew the truce would prompt Israel to attack Gaza and that attempts to thwart Egypt’s efforts to extend the truce was an open invitation to Israeli aggression,” the Egyptian government said in a statement from the Information Ministry.
Their buddies Hezbollah could give a rats ass about the people either... just the usual death death death.. blah blah blah.
Hezbollah urges Hamas to 'kill as many Israeli soldiers as they can' during Gaza op
Have Egypt take control of the place and waste these freeking Hamas idiots and maybe there can be a peace.