Haniyeh: I never acted against armed groups

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday that in all the time he had served as prime minister, he had never acted against Palestinian armed groups or prevented them from carrying out operations, Israel Radio reported. Speaking at a rally the al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, Haniyeh said his government did not condemn the resistance but embraced it. He emphasized that the Plaestinian people would not give up a single grain of the land of Palestine, nor would it relinquish the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Haniyeh added that Syrian President Bashar Assad had promised him that all Palestinian prisoners would be released from Israeli jails.