Hamas welcomes UN Security Council’s “ceasefire” resolution in Gaza

Hamas welcomes UN Security Council’s “ceasefire” resolution in Gaza

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas welcomed the UN Security Council’s call on Monday for an immediate ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

In a statement received by the Palestinian Information Center, Hamas stressed “the necessity of reaching a permanent ceasefire that leads to the withdrawal of all Zionist forces from the Gaza Strip and the return of the displaced to the homes from which they left.”

It also affirmed its readiness “to engage in an immediate prisoner exchange process that leads to the release of prisoners on both sides.”

The movement continued, “In the context of the text of the resolution, we emphasize the importance of the freedom of movement of Palestinian citizens and the entry of all humanitarian needs for all residents, in all areas of the Gaza Strip, including heavy equipment to remove rubble, so that we can bury our martyrs who have remained under the rubble for months.”

Hamas called on the Security Council to pressure the occupation to adhere to the ceasefire and stop the war of genocide and ethnic cleansing against Palestinian people.

The statement stressed “the right of Palestinian people to establish their independent, sovereign Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital, and the right of return and self-determination, in accordance with international resolutions and international law.”