Al-Zahar also boasted in the interview of Hamas's weaponry and military capabilities.
Israel's intelligence minister said that Egypt warned Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh during a brief visit to Cairo on Sunday that Egypt "knows and has proof" that Hamas was funding the Gaza riots and sending civilians to the border fence to serve "as living ammunition, women and children instead of shells and rockets".
".when we talk about "peaceful resistance" we are deceiving the public", Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar unabashedly pronounced in an interview with Al-Jazeera.
"So when we talk about 'peaceful resistance, ' we are deceiving the public", al-Zahhar said.
"This is not peaceful resistance", he admitted. Sixty people were killed and over 2,500 injured by Israeli forces, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry announced.
Over the past seven weeks, thousands of Palestinians have gathered at the Gaza border for what organizers call the "March of Return".
Around 40,000 Palestinians participated in the riots on Monday, when the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.
Recall that during the first half of Monday's riots killed more than 60 residents of Gaza, including 24 militants of HAMAS and "Islamic Jihad".
He accused Hamas of war crimes, claiming the movement used a mob of rioters to enter Israel for the objective of conducting attacks and kidnapping Israeli citizens. Yet a number of governments have raised concern about Israel's use of force on the Gaza border, with Turkey and South Africa recalling their ambassadors and others requesting an global probe. We must remember that recent events are a direct continuation of the wave of violence organised by Hamas, a murderous terror organisation whose stated aim is the destruction of the State of Israel.
In April, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar vowed that "our people and our boys will surprise the entire world with what they have in store", the blog Legal Insurrection reported.