In response to the current developments in the occupied territories, the head of the Hamas political office on Thursday night emphasized on continuing the path of resistance and defending Al-Aqsa Mosque with all the might.

Iran PressMiddle East: Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said Thursday Palestinians “will not sit with their arms crossed” in the face of Israeli “aggression” against the al-Aqsa Mosque in Quds.

He was speaking in Beirut after Israel blamed Palestinian militants for firing a barrage of rockets from Lebanon at northern Israel.

Haniyeh blamed the Zionist regime for the barbaric attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and emphasized that the Palestinian nation and resistance groups will never remain silent in the face of these barbaric crimes.

He said: "We will never allow the occupying Zionist regime to proceed with the Jewishization of al-Quds and the division of Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Yesterday, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) strongly warned in a statement about the settlers' plan to slaughter a goat inside Al-Aqsa Mosque for Jewish Passover and any foolishness or attack of the Zionists on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Tension rose in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday after Israeli police detained around 350 worshippers from inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

A group of Palestinians barricaded themselves inside the Al-Qibli Prayer Hall in the complex after Jewish settlers called for a raid on the mosque. They attempted to prevent police from entering by closing its doors. 219