Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad predicted on Monday that Israel has only eight years left before its demise.

“We are coming after the Zionists with all our leaders and soldiers,” Hammad said. “You have only eight years on the land of Palestine before your demise.”

Hammad was speaking during a military parade organized by Hamas on the fifth anniversary of the IDF’s Cast Lead Operation in the Gaza Strip.

Masses of Palestinian forces loyal to the Islamic movement took part in parades marking the IDF's three-week offensive against Hamas terrorists in the coastal encalve.

The army’s 22-day-long offensive was launched on December 27, 2008 and ended on January 18, 2009.

Hammad said the Palestinians were marching toward victory and have forgotten past “setbacks.”

“We are still on the threshold of an Islamic march and we will enter the Aksa Mosque as liberators, by God’s will.”

Reuters and JPost.com staff contributed to this report.

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