The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, slammed the assassination, stating that the top Iranian general dedicated himself to the Palestinian cause and support for the axis of resistance.
The Palestinian group said in a statement that General Soleimani’s efforts focused primarily on the elimination of the Zionist entity and its occupation of Palestinian lands, and made his best endeavors to provide all forms of support to the axis of resistance in order to confront the Zionist enemy.
“Undoubtedly, his great role in this path made him a favorite target for (the United States of) America and the Zionist enemy. We offer our deepest condolences to our brethren in the Islamic Republic of Iran for the loss of such a great figure, and assure Arab and Muslim nations that the resistance front in Palestine will continue its struggle of confronting the Zionist enemy – the source of all evils in the entire Middle East.
“We are certain that the blood of Hajj Qassem Soleimani will be a curse on his assassins and the Zionist occupation regime,” the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said.
Moreover, al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, stated that General Soleimani long offered direct support to the Palestinian cause, and transferred a great deal of military and security expertise to the Palestinian resistance group.
“Today, we bid farewell to a combatant leader, who used to instill fear into the hearts of the US and the Zionist entity. The axis of the resistance will neither be defeated nor shattered, but would rather increase its cohesion and strength in the face of Zionist-American projects,” said Abu Hamza, a spokesman for the al-Quds Brigades.