Abu Hilal: Maintaining field calm not sign of weakness

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:19 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Khaled Abu Hilal, the secretary general of the Ahrar movement, said that the Palestinian factions were keen on maintaining field calm in the Gaza Strip in light of Israeli preparations for a new war to evade its internal and external crises.

Abu Hilal was responding to a question by Al-Quds satellite TV channel after a meeting for the Palestinian factions in Gaza that focused on Israeli war threats.

He said that the factions’ decision to maintain calm along the Gaza borders was based on keenness to spare the Palestinian people a new Israeli aggression and not a sign of weakness. He added that the decision did not deny the Palestinians the right to retaliate to Israeli attacks.

Abu Hilal: Maintaining field calm not sign of weakness.

PFLP: The calm with Israel is a resistance tactic

[ 16/01/2011 – 10:45 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Senior official of the popular front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Kayed Al-Ghoul stated that the truce with the Israeli occupation is a tactical decision in the context of resistance, but it should be addressed by a unified resistance front able to develop tactics to confront the occupation.

Kayed in a press release on Saturday said that the mission of this front is to decide when and where the resistance can confront or declare a truce with the Israeli occupation.

He also called for not approving or dealing with the remarks that portray rocket attacks or any kind of resistance as the cause of the Palestinian people’s suffering and the reasons that justify Israel’s aggression against them, stressing that Israel’s crimes against them did not stop for a moment whether there were resistance activities or not.

In this regard, Palestinian interior minister Fathi Hammad said that the Palestinian security forces in Gaza fear no psychological warfare or threats from the Israeli occupation.

“We declare to the world that we will remain loyal to the blood of all martyrs and we will continue to protect and support the resistance,” Hammad stated on Saturday during the opening of a new police station in Azeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza.

For his part, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka said that any Israeli incursion into Gaza would be no picnic for the Israeli occupation and its troops, highlighting that the Gazans are able more than before to defend themselves against any new aggression.

Baraka stated in televised remarks on Saturday that Israel is trying to amplify the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza in order to justify its war tendencies against Gaza, but despite that Gaza today is stronger than before and cannot be intimidated by the blockade or war threats.

PFLP: The calm with Israel is a resistance tactic.