Husam Zamlot, head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK in an interview on BBC Hardtalk says that
Reducing the confrontation between Israel and Palestinian militants to a story about Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas does not do the situation justice.
Husam Zomlot said, “This isn’t a confrontation between Netanyahu and Hamas, this as a confrontation that has lasted for 100 years, between Israel and the people of Palestine”.
The confrontation has primarily been based on negation, he said, adding the negation started with the 1917 Balfour Declaration which “promised our land to others without consulting us”.
Hamas militants have launched dozens of rockets at Israel after Israeli air strikes killed senior commanders and taken down a multi-storey building in Gaza.
The escalation of the fighting, which began on Monday, May 17, 2021 has prompted the UN to warn of a “full-scale war”.
At least 65 people in Gaza, including 14 children, and seven people in Israel have been killed since then.