Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Al-Sinwar emphasized in a May 16 interview with Al-Jazeera TV that although Hamas has chosen the “wonderful and civilized” method of non-armed clashes, it would not hesitate to resort to armed struggle again when required by the circumstances.

Al-Sinwar said Hamas member could have “rained thousands of missiles down” on Israeli cities, but instead chose to take off their military uniforms and join the marches.

He added that against the images of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the Palestinians had painted an image of heroism and determination with their sacrifices—“the sacrifice of their children as an offering for Jerusalem and the ‘Right of Return.’ ”

“When we decided to embark on these marches,” he said, “we decided to turn that which is most dear to us—the bodies of our women and children—into a dam blocking the collapse in Arab reality.”