Zahar: Palestinians should use firearms in fight against Israel

Hamas official encourages armed fight against Israel in current "intifada."

October 20, 2015 04:31
Mahmoud Zahar

Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Mahmoud Zahar, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, on Monday voiced support for the “militarization” of the current “intifada” against Israel.

Commenting on Sunday night’s terror attacks in Beersheba, Zahar criticized Palestinians who are opposed to the use of firearms in the ongoing wave of terror attacks against Israel.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Zahar said that the Beersheba terror attack was a “small scenario of how to liberate Palestine.” He was referring to the fact that the terrorist had used a pistol and a rifle in his attack.
Hamas: "We will give the Jerusalem Intifada our blood"

Zahar said that the terrorist had to snatch the weapons from an IDF soldier because he did not have such firearms or ammunition in the first place.

“If he had had weapons, he and some of his friends would have been able to liberate the entire area of Beersheba,” the Hamas leader said. He also pointed out that video footage from the scene showed Israeli soldiers fleeing the scene “in panic.”

He said that this showed why there was no reason why Palestinians should not resort to the use of firearms in the current attacks on Israel.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

An old military vehicle can be seen positioned on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, near th
November 16, 2018
Haley: U.S. to oppose UNGA call for Israel to return Golan Heights to Syria