Ismail Haniyeh
Ismail HaniyehAbed Rahim Khatib /Flash 90

The Hamas terrorist organization held a show of strength with thousands of participants last Friday at Rafah in southern Gaza, in a demonstration of full support for the current Arab terror wave against Israel.

Deputy Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh was the main speaker at the event, where he said the brutal intifada expresses "the culture of the Palestinian people" and the path it has chosen.

He claimed that the "occupying enemy" will not be able to stop the terror wave, and neither will Israeli security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.

Haniyeh said the new generation of Palestinian Arabs doesn't know fear, and that the intifada shows "the greatest strategic change in recent years."

"The Al-Quds intifada, despite the distance, is our campaign here in Gaza and our intifada here in Rafah, and the blood there is our blood, and the heroes there are our heroes, and Jerusalem is ours and Al-Aqsa Mosque is ours, and it's all ours, and Allah is with us with our forces," said the terror leader.

Hamas has been vigorously involved in inciting terrorism during the current wave of violence, often mimicking Islamic State's style with propaganda clips staging beheadings and suicide bombings.

Hamas has been also been preparing intensively for its fourth terror war against the Jewish state. The IDF estimates Hamas is focusing its efforts on one major terror tunnel breaching far under the security barrier, with roughly 1,000 terrorists said to be working on the tunnel meant to enable a surprise attack deep inside Israeli territory; the tunnel has yet to be located.