Hamas political bureau head Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday called for supporters’ “full cooperation” to “liberate Palestine and Jerusalem” in the form of money and weapons.

In remarks at the First Electronic Pioneers Conference aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV, Haniyeh said support for the terror organization had to be “upgraded” in light of American-Israeli “plots.”

“First of all, my brothers and sisters, we want to shift from a strategy of support to a strategy of full cooperation in order to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem, and in order to confront the plots aiming to do away with the [Palestinian] cause and reinforce the American-Zionist hegemony over our Arab and Islamic region,” said Haniyeh.

“We need to upgrade the support, from support through soft power to support by means of money and weapons. Yes, I would like to make it perfectly clear: I am talking about support by means of money and weapons, for the mujahideen and the murabitun [“defenders of the faith,” Muslim Temple Mount activists] in Jerusalem and its environs,” he added.

Other speakers at the conference included former Hamas political bureau chairman Khaled Mashal and South African Parliament member Zwelivelile Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson.

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