Hamas is improving its rocket technology, and will soon be able to "any target in Israel," Reuters quoted a senior member of the organization, Fathi Hamad, saying Friday at a rally in the Gaza Strip.
"[Such an] operation would end in total failure for Israel, just like the rest of its operations in the past," Haniyeh declared.
"Israel is living under a delusion if it believes that it can topple the Hamas regime in Gaza Even if Israel kills our leaders, it can't damage the purpose of [our] struggle," he continued.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri also spoke about a possible IDF operation in the Gaza Strip, saying that Hamas was "in a war against the new Nazis."
Zuhri's comment came after Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i said Friday that "as long as the rocket attacks escalated, the Palestinians are bringing upon themselves a bigger Shoah [Holocaust]."