A press release issued by Hamas on the Intifada across occupied Palestine
To our great Palestinian people who have stood up to face tyranny and aggression. To our people who have recorded history today in defense of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa. Your voices have been heard today. Your uprising has let the world know that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine. We salute your courageous spirits through which you have taught the whole world lessons on valor, and sent a message that our people are willing to sacrifice their precious souls for the sake of Jerusalem.
The sacrifices which our people have made today in every Palestinian city and town shall ignite the raging anger once again and fuel the coming period.
In light of what happened today in the outbreak of this Intifada, we confirm the following:
1. We call upon all the Palestinian people in all factions to continue with this holy Intifada until all our just demands are met.
2. Our power lies within our unity, especially in the field. Thus, we urge everyone to stand behind the resistance.
3. We call upon all our great people to engage with the Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers everywhere.
4. We confirm that this holy Intifada has reignited and nothing can stop it until all our people’s rights are regained. We call upon the Arab and Islamic Ummah and the free people of the world to support our people and to reveal the ugly face of the Israeli occupation and its ally, the USA.
The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas
December 8, 2017