Al-Aqsa TV broadcast declares victory over Israel in Gaza escalation, praises “resistance” for "Ribat" and firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), special broadcast on the ceasefire after a series of Gaza rocket attacks
Al-Aqsa TV host: "We are meeting on the Al-Aqsa TV screen the morning of this new day from the days of Palestine and the days of Gaza – brave, heroic, resisting, patient… Gaza, which has borne the occupation's aggression for the last two days, and today it emerges with its head held high, as usual. It doesn’t bow [its head] at all, but rather it is the one that rained a flood of missile barrages on the occupation by the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades (i.e., Hamas' military wing), Al-Quds Brigades (i.e., Islamic Jihad’s military wing), and arms of the resistance, which the joint war room directs. According to the Israeli media, more than 700 missiles were launched from the Gaza Strip – which is patient, carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), and besieged – towards the oppressive occupation entity in the last two days… Therefore, after the new round of the rounds of the eternal conflict between truth and falsehood, understandings and calm have been restored, which went into full effect at 4:30 a.m. Monday morning [May 6, 2019] between the attacking occupation and the resistance that is defending the back of our Palestinian people in Gaza, which has demonstrated resolve and support for the resistance in an unparalleled manner. Dear viewers, there was popular support in the previous few hours. Everyone supported the resistance despite the difficulties of the circumstances and livelihood. However, when the time comes, D-Day, the decisive moment, everyone stands behind their resistance."
May 2019 Gaza rocket attacks – The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations in Gaza launched a rocket barrage on Israeli civilian population centers on May 4, 2019, firing more than 700 rockets and murdering 4 Israelis in the course of two days. Israel responded by striking terror targets; 23 Gazans, many of them terrorists, were killed during the exchange of fire. On May 6 a ceasefire agreement was reached between Israel and Hamas.