Mahmoud al-Zahar, a member of the Hamas politburo and a senior official in the terrorist organization, threatened violence against the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday despite the unity agreement between the two groups sealed last April, Arutz Sheva reports.
Speaking at a massive rally in Gaza’s Khan Younis organized by Hamas in support of the Islamist rioters attacking police on the Temple Mount, al-Zahar slammed the PA for not openly conducting attacks against Israel.
“If (Hamas’s) Al-Qassam Brigades, (Islamic Jihad’s) Al-Quds Brigades and the forces of the struggle were to adopt the policies and the leaders and countries around them, they wouldn’t be waving the rifle at the settlers, as their advice doesn’t give us strength to confront the occupation and its soldiers.”
Arutz Sheva adds that Al-Zahar said the PA’s security cooperation with the IDF is “spying for the enemy,” reports Al-Risalah.
He said that “those who admit to doing it (i.e. ‘spying for the enemy’ – ed.), their fate is execution by hanging,” in a direct threat against the PA and its chairman Mahmoud Abbas.