Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh said at the First Electronic Pioneers Conference, organized by the Global Coalition for Quds and Palestine, which took place on November 7, 2020 and was aired on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza), that those who support the Palestinians must shift from a strategy of support to a strategy of "full cooperation" for the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem. He elaborated that support for the Palestinians must be upgraded from support through "soft power" to support by means of money, weapons, and political strategy. Other speakers at the conference included former Hamas political bureau chairman Khaled Mashal, and South African MP Zwelivelile Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson.
Ismail Haniyeh: "First of all, my brothers and sisters, we want to shift from a strategy of support to a strategy of full cooperation in order to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem, and in order to confront the plots aiming to do away with the [Palestinian] cause and reinforce the American-Zionist hegemony over our Arab and Islamic region. We need to upgrade the support, from support through soft power to support by means of money and weapons. Yes, I would like to make it perfectly clear: I am talking about support by means of money and weapons for the mujahideen and the murabitun in Jerusalem and its environs."