Hamas’s new leader Yahya Sanwar vowed that the terror group would not surrender until the “liberation of all of Palestine” at an event marking the anniversary of the death of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin on Wednesday. Sanwar was elected as the new head of the terrorist organisation Hamas’ military wing in February 2017.
Sanwar praised Yassin, who was killed in 2004 by an Israeli airstrike, stating that “Hamas will continue in the path of Yassin for the liberation of all of Palestine – we will not surrender even a morsel” of land.
The terrorist organisation’s manifesto was founded in 1988, and explicitly calls for the total annihilation of Israel, and for “confronting the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews through Jihad”.
The new leader of Hamas was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1989 for killing Palestinians suspected of collaboration, however was released in 2011 along with 1,027 prisoners as part of the Gilad Shalit exchange deal.
Sanwar has previously vowed to free all Hamas prisoners in Israel, and has encouraged the kidnapping of IDF soldiers.