A senior Hamas official warned Israel on Friday of dire consequences if any Palestinian hunger-strikers die in Israeli prison, AFP reported.
Thousands of Palestinians protested across the West Bank and Gaza on Friday in support of security detainees in Israeli prisons. At one gathering in Gaza City, Hamas leader Khalil Haya said that the hunger strike carried out by over 1,500 Palestinian inmates “isn’t a party” and that some of them could die.
“If that happens, you can expect both the expected and the unexpected from us,” he said, and added that Hamas is prepared to mobilize and fight in order to free its imprisoned compatriots.
Islamic Jihad, the other terrorist organization operating in the Gaza Strip, also threatened to break its truce with Israel should any hunger-strikers die.