Speaking in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Friday, Haniyeh said Palestinian resistance would continue until the complete liberation of all occupied Palestinian lands and the return of refugees.
He said the Palestinian nation would not cede an iota of its land to the Israeli regime, which he also said Hamas would never recognize.
“Israel is our enemy, and our only choice is all-out resistance,” Haniyeh said.
Haniyeh also said that the meeting paved the way for strengthening Palestinian unity.
He said the meeting “defined our strategic priorities, the first of which is that we will not give up the right of return” for Palestinian refugees.
Haniyeh also vowed to retaliate against all Israeli crimes, saying the regime wouldn’t be able to get away with those crimes.
He said the resistance had extended the range of its missiles. “Our missiles can reach Tel Aviv and beyond,” he added.
The Thursday meeting was joined by Ziyad al-Nakhalah, the leader of Islamic Jihad — another Palestinian resistance group, which like Hamas is headquartered in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also addressed the gathering via video-link from the city of Ramallah in the Israel-occupied West Bank.
The meeting took place after Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month reached a normalization deal, which has been denounced by the Palestinians as a betrayal of their cause.