Hamas’ military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, held a rally in Gaza on Sunday where they showcased two “prison cells” built specially for future Israeli captives.
Hundreds of armed Hamas terrorists participated in the rally, where weapons and rockets were put on display, as were the jail cells. Both “cells” included Hebrew writing indicating they were intended “for enemy prisoners.”
“The siege will not prevent our brigades from developing their abilities,” Hamas military wing spokesman Abu Obeida remarked, referring to a blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. “It [the siege] will not help the current calm continue. Whoever awakens our wrath will unleash a volcano.”
Hamas has encouraged its citizens to carry out abductions of Israelis in the hopes that Israel will carry out a prisoner exchange to release hundreds, if not thousands of Palestinian criminals and terrorists from Israeli jails.