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The Palestinian resistance is still battling to end Israeli siege of Gaza

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The head of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar met with UN Peace Process Envoy Tor Wennesland this morning. The two discussed the situation in the occupied territories, including Jerusalem, the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

Following the meeting, Sinwar told a press conference that they discussed the reasons leading up to the recent situation in the Palestinian territories. "It was mainly the Israeli disrespect for international law and its gross violations," he explained. "We stressed to the UN envoy that the root causes must be removed and the tension must be defused."

The humanitarian situation in Gaza was also considered. "We reiterated that the harsh living conditions of the Gaza residents must end. The occupation authorities, which killed 66 Palestinian children last month, are trying to blackmail us as they refuse to lift the siege imposed on Gaza." The meeting, he added, was "bad and fruitless".

The Hamas official pointed out that he told the UN envoy that the Palestinians will never accept the continuation of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. He warned that the resistance might agree to take action against the Israeli occupation. This could be "popular resistance," but he did not say when and where it could start.

Immediately after concluding the meeting with the UN envoy, Sinwar declared that his movement is to meet with the national and Islamic Palestinian factions to decide how and when to respond. "The Israeli occupation is punishing all the........

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