Amid the electricity crisis in Gaza, a senior member of the terrorist organization told reporters today that Hamas is not interested in a war with Israel. Meanwhile, a Palestinian source who asked to remain anonymous said that Egypt has agreed to sell Hamas fuel.
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After concerns were voiced that the electricity crisis in Gaza will lead to increased tensions between Hamas and Israel and an escalation in violence, the terrorist organization clarified on Sunday that it would like the relative peace along the border to be maintained. “We don’t initiate wars,” Khalil al-Hayya, the deputy Hamas leader in Gaza, told reporters.
“We do not expect a war because we are not interested in one,” said al-Hayya. “The ground forces also said that they aren’t looking for a war.” Meanwhile, a Palestinian source who asked to remain anonymous said that Egypt has agreed to sell Hamas fuel so that the terrorist organization can operate Gaza’s single power plant. Cairo has not confirmed the report and al-Hayya, who mentioned that Hamas’ relations with Egypt have improved, also refused to comment on the report.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the decision to reduce the amount of power supply to Gaza. “It’s an inter-Palestinian dispute,” he said.