Hamas: We only targeted Israeli military objectives

Days of Palestine - Gaza

Hamas Movement confirmed on Thursday that the Palestinian resistance, during the last Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in May 2021, targeted only Israeli military gatherings.

The Movement clarified in a statement that it followed up on the Human Rights Watch report regarding the latest Israeli attack that lasted 11 days which left 255 Palestinians killed, including 39 women and 67 children, and 1,948 injured and entirely or partially destroying 41,648 housing units.

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Hamas stressed the importance of the report's accusation of Israel committing crimes that amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip. It also lauded the news for calling on the international community to hold Israel accountable, take all necessary measures to stop such repeated aggressions, and end the occupation. However, it criticized the report's accusation of Hamas that it had bombed Israeli civilians.

It affirmed that it had taken all necessary measures to avoid targeting civilians wherever they are, in addition to the resistance's constant keenness to develop its capabilities so that it can accurately target Israeli military headquarters and activities only.

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Hamas affirmed that the Palestinians have the right to defend themselves and their holy sites and resist occupation by all available means, including armed resistance, as guaranteed by international laws.

The Movement concluded by welcoming the formation of an international committee to investigate the repeated Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and expressed readiness to cooperate with this committee to reveal the truth and bring justice to the victims.

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