Hamas Leader: Palestinian Stance against Israel Unchangeable
News number: 9107115284 20:40 | 2012-10-27
TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh underlined his
nation's irrevocable stance against Israel, stressing that Palestinians will
never ignore even a single span of their land.
"We (Palestinians) will never overlook even one span of Palestine's soil
because Palestine is an endowed land and no person, leader, organization or
group is entitled to the right to ignore this land," Haniyeh said in a
meeting on Saturday with the members of 'Miles of Smiles 17' aid convoy and
an Indonesian delegation visiting Gaza.
"Israel has no future in the Palestinian lands and our motto is that we will
never recognize the Zionist regime," he said.
Pointing to the visit of 'Miles of Smiles' aid convoy to Gaza, Haniyeh said
that visit to Gaza by any person or group supporting the Palestinian cause
and ideals gladdens Gazans and other Palestinians.
"Anyone who leaves his land to stay on the side of the Palestinian nation
during Eid al-Adha ceremonies shows that the Palestinian cause is rooted in
beliefs," the Palestinian prime minister said, and added, "The issue of
Palestine is an essential issue of the Muslim Ummah (nation) and there is an
unbreakable bond between the Muslim Ummah and this cause."
'Miles of Smiles 17'aid convoy arrived in Gaza on Wednesday carrying 23 cars
modified for handicapped people.
Over 80 solidarity activists are traveling with the convoy from Jordan,
Indonesia, Turkey, Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Holland, and the UK.
In early October, Egyptian authorities coordinated the entry of around 51
modified cars and dozens of activists to Gaza through the Rafah crossing.
The siege of Gaza started in June 2007 when Israel imposed a blockade on the
Gaza Strip. This was supported by the governments of Egypt and the US.
The blockade consists of a land blockade along Gaza's borders with Egypt and
Israel and a sea blockade. It immediately followed the 2006-2007 economic
sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority following the election
of Hamas to the Palestinian government.
Hamas officials, including its former Politburo Chief Khalid Mashaal, have
on many occasions stressed that the Israeli siege of Gaza can never make the
Palestinians give up their cause and resistance.