The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas,” confirmed that the decision of the al-Qassam and the resistance leadership that an upcoming exchange deal will not take place unless these heroes are liberated, God Almighty willing. Abu Obeida said in a speech on Saturday evening, “We in the Qassam Brigades say today clearly and our prisoners and their families hear it, and the enemy and friend alike hear it… If the heroes of the Freedom Tunnel in Gilboa have liberated themselves this time from underground and conveyed their message to all the world.” We promise them and our free prisoners that they will be liberated soon, God willing, from above the earth.”
Abu Ubaida added: “The jailers will open the doors of the cells for them themselves, and they will come out as they have always held their heads held high in a new deal to fulfill the free people, God willing and help.” This heroic process until now.
Abu Ubaida continued: “The Qassam leadership, as it looks with pride and glorification for the heroes of this operation, the Mujahideen Muhammed Al-Ardah, Yaqoub Qadri, Mahmoud Al-Ardah and Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, and which of them is Nafe’at’s fighter and slanderer, who raised the head of the nation and the Palestinian people with their mighty operation in planning and execution and insulting the face of the Zionist entity, this operation that once again showed the fragility of the Zionist entity.” The theory of the security of the enemy, which falls every time under the feet of our people and their will.”
He added: “The re-arrest of some of the heroes of Operation Freedom Tunnel does not obscure the reality of their honorable work, and it only increases our people’s pride in the courage and toughness of their resistance captives, and does not challenge the image of the wonderful heroism that these men drew. The Zionist security forces and the entire entity, and will not restore the image of the terrible failure suffered by this enemy and its institutions.”
In a message to the occupied West Bank, Abu Obeida said: “We in the Al-Qassam Brigades and the Palestinian resistance, and in the face of the enemy’s threats to our people and our resistance in the occupied West Bank and in Jenin Al-Qassam and its steadfast camp, Al-Thawra and Al-Bouta camp, affirm that Jenin camp and its revolutionaries and heroes are not alone, and we will not allow the enemy to intrude on Our people and revolutionaries are in the camp, and we will carry out our religious and national duty towards them.”
He continued: “Today, we sing at the hands of our proud people and our honorable prisoners in their honorable uprising, and we say to them: Do not languish, do not grieve, and do not worry, for behind you is a steadfast, stubborn resistance.” He renewed al-Qassam’s covenant with the prisoners, “We, our free prisoners, are with you, and we will not abandon you, and we will always be by your side as we used to, and we will not allow the enemy to single you out.” Abu Obeida referred to the memory of defeating the occupation from Gaza: “The memorial of the Resistance Day, which will pass tomorrow, the twelfth of September, to confirm the correctness of our approach and strategy in resisting the occupation and preparing for our sacred battle, the battle to liberate land, people, and sanctities.”
Source: Al-Qassam Brigades website