Rallying Cry for Armed Resistance
Saleh al-Arouri, Hamas’ deputy chief and head of operations in the West Bank, delivered an impassioned speech aimed at inciting Palestinians to military action against Israel. In his address, he urged armed individuals in the West Bank and members of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority’s apparatus to rise and take action, emphasizing the emotional chords that could spur them to engage in conflict.
A Call to Support Gaza
Al-Arouri implored his audience not to abandon Gaza, suggesting that the power of the West Bank was pivotal in altering the course of the ongoing struggle. He emphasized the need for solidarity and assistance to Gaza, framing it as a critical element in the larger battle.
Gratitude and Global Solidarity
In his speech, al-Arouri expressed gratitude to the Houthi movement in Yemen, the Shi’ite militias in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and all participants in the conflict. He did not forget to thank demonstrators around the world, including the United States, calling for them to intensify their efforts and actions.
Violence Follows Rhetoric
Shortly after al-Arouri’s speech, we learned of an attack in the Samaria region of the West Bank, where an Israeli couple sustained severe and minor injuries. This incident highlights the potential real-world consequences of such inflammatory rhetoric.