Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel through “armed resistance” in a new political document intended to re-brand the terrorist organization as a more moderate group.
“Resistance to the occupation, by all means and methods, is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine laws and international norms and laws, at the heart of which is armed resistance … Hamas refuses to infringe upon Resistance and its weapons, and emphasizes the right of our people to develop the means of Resistance and its mechanisms,” according to an Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) translation of the new document obtained by Al-Quds news.
Hamas reaffirms that its objective is “the liberation of Palestine and confronting the Zionist project” and that its “reference is Islam in its principles and lofty goals.”
“Palestine,” according to Hamas, refers to all of Israel and the territories: “from the Jordan River eastward to the Mediterranean Sea on the West…”
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