Hamas angrily decried the renewed Middle East peace talks yesterday, promising a new wave of “more effective attacks” against Israel. Hamas said it would coordinate with 12 other armed groups, including Islamic Jihad, to carry out this new wave of violence, al Jazeera reports. “We reject completely … the useless round of negotiations, which make a cover for the Zionist aggression against our people,” said a spokesman from the Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing.
“We will not allow these negotiations to pass over, and resistance will have its loud voice,” he added. Asked if the attacks would include suicide bombings, a Hamas spokesman said that “all options are open,” according to the Jerusalem Post. Nor were the Palestinians the only ones rattling sabers Israel’s way yesterday; Iran promised that, if Israel attacked its nuclear facilities, it would attack Israel’s in return, Reuters reports.