Hamas official Talal Nassar said that his organization would never accept Trump's "Deal of the Century" "even if we are turned into ashes and the entire Palestinian people is buried underground." He stressed that the Palestinian resistance was "fully prepared" for a confrontation, saying: "How great is the difference between their soldiers, who wear Pampers diapers inside their tanks, and between people who arm themselves with the Quran." Nasser, who was speaking on the Turkish Channel 9 on July 15, said that Hamas would accept "nothing less than historical Palestine – from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River."
Talal Nassar: "If the occupation attacks [Gaza], it will see something it never expected. Let me remind the viewers that the Palestinian resistance is fully prepared – not 90% or 95% prepared, but fully prepared, Allah willing. By Allah, the young men of the resistance slip away from their commanders, in order to reach the front lines, whereas the [Israeli] soldiers flee because they don't want to lose their lives. How great is the difference between those who fight for the sake of Allah, and those who fight in the framework of temporary military service. I tell you, the resistance is fully prepared, Allah willing, to achieve complete victory – not just half a victory."
Interviewer: "The occupier may play its tricks on the civilians, but what happens when it is confronted by the soldiers of the resistance and the Al-Qassam Brigades?"
Talal Nassar: "Let me point out their own testimonies – to the testimonies of their amputees and their prisoners, like Gilad Shalit. They know that they are facing men, in the full sense of the word. How great is the difference between the forces of resistance, and the tyrannical forces of occupation. How great is the difference between their soldiers, who wear Pampers diapers inside their tanks, and between people who arm themselves with the Quran."
Interviewer: "Will Hamas never accept the 'Deal of the Century'?"
Talal Nassar: "Hamas will never accept it, even if we are turned into ashes, and the entire Palestinian people is buried underground. Our Palestinian people will accept nothing less than its right, Allah willing. It will accept nothing less than historical Palestine – from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River. It will not relinquish a single grain of soil. This oppressive occupation and its supporters are bound for perdition."
Interviewer: "But what about the international balance of power?"
Talal Nassar: "The balance of power has always favored colonialism, but even so, the peoples have progressed. Algeria vanquished France, Sudan vanquished England. All the peoples... Vietnam vanquished the Americans. The balance of power always favors the colonialist occupier, but the will of the people is stronger."