Senior Hamas spokesman Husam Badran, who gave an interview to Al-Jazeera on August 6, admitted openly that many Palestinians were killed while building the underground network of terror tunnels for Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
Badran made some other astonishing admissions during the short interview, which you can see for yourself on the MEMRI website, with verified subtitles in English by clicking here.
Regarding the “hundreds” of Palestinians who died over the years digging the terror tunnels, which was hidden from the world media till now, Badran said: “Hundreds of our men were martyred digging the tunnels during the previous lull period….The mujahideen of the Al-Qassam Brigades were getting ready in the tunnels.”
And that’s not to mention the dozens of tunnel diggers who were executed by Hamas over the last few weeks, as reported on by the Inquisitr, lest they collaborate to help Israel discover more tunnels.
The Hamas spokesman continues in the interview, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, to admit that the Hamas negotiating strategy in Cairo is quite simple. That Hamas will fire rockets at Israel if it doesn’t give in to their demands.
Badran recalls in the interview an interrogation he went through at the hands of the Israeli Shin Bet service, which asked him if Hamas would ever negotiate with Israel. In Badran’s own words:
I said to him outright: If we ever negotiate with you, whether directly or indirectly, we will do so with our weapons in our hands. If we get what we want, so be it. If not, we will shoot you in the chest. What I said back then is how Hamas negotiates now.
In addition to these admissions, the Hamas spokesman also clarified that Hamas had: “began preparing for this confrontation the day the 2012 war ended.”
Regarding the current truce talks being held in Cairo, Husan Badran said: “The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah’s help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There’s no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad).”
So there you have it; Hamas’ position is quite clear: No compromise on anything at all under any circumstances, and if they don’t get their way they’ll simply resume firing short and long-range rockets on Israel.
At least one side of the conflict isn’t wishy-washy about their position. Let’s hope the other side “wises-up” to the true face of the enemy it is fighting.