Khalil Al-Hayyah, Hamas: Our Weapons Are Not Up for Discussion; We Will Move Them to the West Bank to Fight the Occupation
Hamas Political Bureau member Khalil Al-Hayyah said that "we draw all the lines, not just one red line" at the notion of discussing the weapons of the resistance. "These weapons will move to the West Bank in order to fight the occupation," he said, in a November 27 press conference. "We will either liberate Palestine or die bearing these arms." His statements were broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network.
Khalil Al-Hayyah: I demand that all parties - let me reiterate, all parties - and all the spokesmen and politicians stop talking about the weapons of the resistance. Under no circumstances will these weapons be divided or be up for discussion. This is where we draw all the lines, not just one red line.
These weapons delivered the image of international, Arab, and Islamic revival, the image of how the tyrannical and arrogant enemy was knocked on the head by the boot of the Al-Qassam Brigades. This enemy will be vanquished 1,000 times and is destined for perdition. Therefore, these weapons are not up for discussion.
Nobody will touch these weapons. They are not up for discussion. These weapons will move to the West Bank in order to fight the occupation. I say this clearly. We want to fight the occupation in the West Bank. We have the right to fight the occupation until it comes to an end. There will be no discussion about the weapons of the resistance in Gaza. The weapons of the resistance in Gaza constitute a force for all Palestinians - for Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and anybody else. As for the resistance, it is our undertaking in the West Bank, Gaza, and everywhere, until we make the occupation leave our land and our country. Therefore, I call on people to calm down and shut up. This matter is not up for discussion, and we will not agree to discuss it in any way, shape, or form. I hope that none of the Hamas leaders will dignify this question with an answer. This is not up for discussion. I hope this is the last time anyone in Hamas is asked about the weapons of the resistance, because this does not even cross our minds. Even if all of America's forces come here, these weapons will remain in our hands. We will either liberate Palestine or die bearing these arms. Allah willing, we will liberate Palestine.