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Hamas official: “We are fighting a holy war… because Jihad is our way”

Headline: "Al-Zahar: Hamas will not abandon armed resistance"
"Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a prominent Hamas official, emphasized yesterday that his movement 'will not abandon' armed resistance against Israel. In a speech he delivered at a ceremony honoring the 'Shahids (Martyrs) of the Al-Zaytoun region'… marking the third anniversary of the war [waged by Israel] against Gaza, A-lZahar said: 'We are fighting a holy war for our honor and our rights, because Jihad is our way, our life, and our greatness, and we will not forego it – no matter how great the sacrifices.' He continued, 'We shall not abandon the armed conflict with the Zionist enemy.'"