Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh looks on as he attends the funeral of Palestinian Hamas militants who were killed in Israeli tank fire, at a mosque in Gaza City July 26, 2018.
(photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS)
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke on Friday afternoon regarding the negotiations with Israel mediated by Egypt, explaining that the behavior of Hamas at march of the million will depend on their demands being met.
"We continue our discussions today with our Egyptian brothers and with the participation of the factions," Haniyeh said. "We are completing our earlier discussions so as to achieve our goal. We stand at a crossroads and a deep examination of Israeli stances, as well as Israel's response to the needs of our nation."
Haniyeh explained that based on decisions made at these deliberations, they will "determine the way in which the situation will pan out at the march of the million of Land Day."
"We are in the final stretch of the road, which will have a serious impact on the decisions of Hamas and the factions and especially on the future," he stated.
"We are working with our Egyptian brothers to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza to end the suffering of our people and establish their dignity in their country," Haniyeh said. "All of this will be achieved by reaching some serious understandings that will be respected by the enemy, understandings which include the need for a ceasefire, the entrance of humanitarian aide and the implementation of projects, the opening of crossings and fishing, employment programs and treatment of electricity problems and more, by way of the removal of the siege over the Gaza Strip."
Haniyeh said that Hamas continues to "coordinate intensely with our brothers in Qatar."
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