Hamas vows to continue fight...
Sooner or later, the Palestinian Authority is going to have to tackle Hamas.
In a show of force, Hamas founders and political leaders appeared Saturday on a stage together for the first time in 10 years to tell the Palestinian people that the militant group's armed struggle will go on after Israel's impending withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
In a direct challenge to the Palestinian Authority, the Hamas leadership positioned itself in front of the group's logo and a green Islamic flag to send a message that they have the right to possess weapons and to claim responsibility for pushing Israel out of the Gaza Strip.
Flanked by four Hamas founders, Ismail Haniyye, a top Hamas leader told reporters in a Gaza city restaurant that the group will not lay down their guns.
"Hamas remains committed to the choice of resistance as a strategic choice. Hamas remains committed to its military wing and its right to possess weapons," Haniyye said.