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Hamas official on Gaza protests: ‘Peaceful resistance’ with ‘popular support’

Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said the mass riots at the Israel-Gaza border were “growing and developing.”

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said Hamas was employing “peaceful resistance bolstered by a military force and by security agencies, and enjoying tremendous popular support.”

Speaking on Al-Jazeera on May 13, Al-Zahhar, the former foreign minister in the Hamas government, said the option of armed struggle has not diminished. “On the contrary, it is growing and developing,” he said.

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