Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Are the Palestinian resistance factions uniting under Hezbollah's aegis?

The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon is reporting:

Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, received the Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Nayef Hawatmeh, accompanied by Political Bureau member of the Front, Ali Faisal, in the presence of Hizbullah Political Council member, Al-Hajj Hassan Hodroj.

They discussed the risks and challenges threatening our region and aimed at the Arab and Islamic nation, today specifically manifested in the "Israeli" brutal aggression on the Gaza Strip with its daily crimes and massacres against our steadfast, patient and oppressed people.

Hawatmeh stressed that "this aggression is the result of the 'Israeli' expansionist policy aimed at writing off the Palestinian national rights." He also stressed "the need to stop absurd negotiations going on for seven years now without results", deducing that "we and our people have no choice but resistance, our slogan today is 'we would rather give up our souls than give up our weapons'."

He also said that there is "a necessity to set up a unified operation room and a joint resistance-factions political leadership."

Those present expressed full confidence that "the Palestinian resistance factions who proved efficiency and ability to repel the aggression and abort its military objectives, will, with their unity and maturity, be able to fight the political battle, with a high degree of competence to stop aggression, lift the siege and open the crossings, in the context of continuing along with the Palestinian people in their legitimate national struggle and triumphant jihad record, to liberate their land, obtain their freedom and sovereignty and fully restore their legitimate national rights."