BEIRUT, (PIC)-- Osama Hamdan, the representative of Hamas in Lebanon, said Tuesday that his movement will not allow the Zionist entity to drag it into irrational reactions by the assassination of Qassam leader Mahmoud Mabhouh and that his movement's decisions are taken based on national interests.
“The confrontation with the Zionist entity is ongoing. The core of the problem is occupation which necessitated resistance,” Hamdan told the Palestinian information center (PIC).
Asked if the Israeli occupation, by this assassination meant to drag Hamas into a confrontation, he replied that it was possible that the occupation is trying to drag Hamas into confrontation, but Hamas will not be dragged into the square the Israeli occupation wants, which does not mean that Hamas will not re-evaluate the whole situation after this crime.
“Hamas is a mature movement that does not base its decisions on reactions or emotional impulses no matter how severe the event is, but we take our decisions wisely, based on the Palestinian national interest and the resistance interests,” the Hamas official highlighted.
Regarding Israel’s repeated violation of the Arab national security, the Hamas official expressed his belief that there is no Arab national security as long as the Israeli occupation is still in the region.
He added that the national security of Arab states starts from a specific point, which is, the support of the Palestinian resistance, noting that if the Israeli occupation finds comfort in Palestine, it will consider tampering with the security of Arab states.