Hamas leader: We will free all of Palestine

Hamas leader Haniyeh promises to free all of Palestine, hit 'with an iron fist' anyone who fights him.

Dalit Halevi ,

Ismail Haniyeh
Ismail Haniyeh
Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash 90

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh promised during the Gaza "March of Return" to embarrass the "Israeli occupiers."

During the Friday riots, Haniyeh blessed the youth who took part in violent activities against the Israel.

"This march places our nation on the path to freedom....from here, from Rafah, the fortress of the south, until the farthest border of Palestine, we will continue. We will not hesitate and we will not be deterred, and we will continue forward," he said.

"This land is our land, Al-Quds [the Arabic name for Jerusalem - ed.] is our holy place, return is our right, and anyone who fights us for this right - we will hit him with an iron fist."

During the riots, Gazans burned tires, attempted to burn and breach the border fence, threw rocks at IDF soldiers, and threw firebombs attached to kites into Israeli territories.

One of these kites set a wheat field on fire, causing tremendous damage.

On Saturday, Haniyeh urged the rioters to intensify their confrontations with the IDF.