Middle East

Hamas' Meshaal says resistance won't cease

In Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 photo, exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal, left, and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh wave during a news conference upon Meshaal's arrival at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Suhaib Salem, Pool)

DOHA: Hamas's leader Khaled Meshaal said Thursday that the group would not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands were met and called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing.

"We call on Egypt to open the Rafah border as a brotherly action," Meshaal said, speaking at a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Meshaal also said that the latest war between Israel and Hamas would not be the last round of conflict between the two, but a "milestone to reaching our objective".

"This is not the end. This is just a milestone to reaching our objective, we know that Israel is strong and is aided by the international community. We will not restrict our dreams or make compromises to our demands."





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