Hamas says Israel bus bombing proof of 'resistance'

Israeli firemen and emergency services check the remains of a burnt-out bus after extinguishing the flames following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016Last week’s Jerusalem bus bombing carried out by member of Hamas shows the Islamist movement’s “determination” to continue resisting Israel, the head of the Palestinian group in Gaza said on Thursday. Addressing thousands of supporters in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya praised the “heroic action” of Abdel Hamid Abu Sorur, who killed himself and wounded 20 people in the April 18 attack. Haniya said the bombing “shows that Hamas and the sons of Hamas are committed to resistance and determined to pursue the intifada (uprising)”.

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