By force. An I-Told-You-So Update from Al-Jazeera, with thanks to Nicolei:
A top leader of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas has said Jerusalem’s revered al-Aqsa mosque would be won in battle.
“Al-Aqsa mosque will not be liberated by negotiations but in a final battle. Allah has promised his people this victory,” Mahmoud al-Zahar told about 100 Hamas supporters in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis on Thursday.
Speaking against the backdrop of a poster of nine human bombers who hailed from Khan Yunis, al-Zahar also derided the Palestinian interior ministry’s call on Tuesday for all Palestinian groups to disarm.
“People in the interior ministry say that in two weeks, after the Zionist withdraw, they will disarm the factions.
“Hamas suffered a lot and many people were killed. After the victory is achieved how can some people say ‘you didn’t do anything and you must disarm’. This is not fair, this is why we will keep our weapons.”