Friday, 26 March 2010
Mishaal urges Arab leaders to support J’lem people’s steadfastness practically
[ 25/03/2010 - 12:08 PM ]
DOHA, (PIC)-- Khaled Mishaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, on Wednesday called on Arab leaders to support the steadfastness of Jerusalem people with practical projects and employ their countries’ economic and political weight in serving the Palestinian cause.
In televised remarks on Al-Jazeera satellite channel, Mishaal said that his Movement sent a memo to the Arab leaders regarding different issues in the Palestinian arena including the issue of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque, the national reconciliation and the Gaza blockade.
Commenting about what is happening in occupied Jerusalem, the Hamas political leader said that there are hectic Israeli settlement and Judaization activities on the ground, while the Arabs and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are looking on in silence.
He warned that serious cave-ins and fissures had started to appear widely in the Aqsa Mosque as a result of the excavations being carried out by Israel underground.
The Hamas official also demanded the Arab leaders, in light of the dangers threatening Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque, to show their real anger against what Israel is doing, to reconsider their choices, to use their real power cards and to say yes to the resistance option.
Mishaal held some Arab regimes and the PA in Ramallah responsible for the weak popular Arab enthusiasm for the Palestinian cause, affirming that their involvement in preventing their peoples from expressing their anger against the Israeli violations had weakened this zeal.
Speaking about the assassination of senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai, he denied that Hamas has intentions to transfer its fight with the Israeli occupation abroad, affirming that the policies of Hamas in this regard are known and it is able to respond to the Israeli crimes in Palestine.
Khudari to the Arab summit: Break the siege on Gaza now
[ 25/03/2010 - 12:13 PM ]
GAZA, (PIC)-- MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular committee against the siege, on Thursday asked the Arab summit conference to open in Libya on Saturday to send a high level delegation to Gaza to get acquainted with the effects of the one thousand days of siege.
Khudari, addressing a mass rally in Gaza city organized by the committee, beseeched the Arab summiteers to aid besieged Gaza and occupied Jerusalem with deeds rather than words.
He said that the current atmosphere on the regional and international levels is suitable more than ever before to break the siege on Gaza, asking the Arab leaders to assist all layers of the Palestinian people; the unemployed workers, needy families, students who could not complete their studies, families of martyrs, wounded and captives and to support the handicapped and finance small projects.
The summit should start immediately the reconstruction of Gaza and make use of the budgets allocated at various platforms for this purpose, the lawmaker elaborated.
He said that a special allocation should be made for occupied Jerusalem that is the target of a massive judaization and settlement campaign, which includes expelling Palestinians from their homes and lands, in addition to the accelerating excavations under the holy Aqsa Mosque.
Khudari said that the Israeli occupation authority does not offer any peace project but rather was challenging the Arab decision to resume indirect negotiations by announcing new settlement schemes in occupied Jerusalem.
The MP asked the Arab economy and trade ministers, who are meeting today in Libya in preparation for the Arab summit, to prioritize the financial support for occupied Jerusalem and Gaza.
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