In a series of chilling admissions, a top Hamas leader says the terrorist group is seeking a permanent war against Israel on all fronts. He also conceded that they don’t care about the Palestinians living within the Gaza Strip.
In a series of interviews with the New York Times, leader Kahilil al-Hayya said the carnage on Oct. 7 was necessary to “change the entire equation and not just have a clash.” It signals a return to Hamas’s original goals of destroying Israel and establishing an Islamist Palestinian state.
Al-Hayya admits they knew the Israeli reaction would be big, but Hamas wanted to destabilize the region. He added the group’s goal “is not to run Gaza and to bring it water and electricity and such.”
This comes as the IDF accuses Hamas of purposely driving up civilian casualties to fuel unrest.