• March 18, 2010

Abu Marzouk champions broad plan to preserve holy sites

Abu Marzouk champions broad plan to preserve holy sites

Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, the deputy political bureau chairman of Hamas, has advocated a Pan-Arab plan to support steadfastness of Jerusalemites in their city, warning that statements would be of no value.

He told the PIC while participating in a march at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus that the march was in solidarity with Jerusalem and carried a message to the upcoming Arab summit that events on the ground should not be met with mere words.

Resistance is the sole appropriate response to the Israeli practices to be coupled with national unity, he said.

For his part, Dr. Talal Naji, the assistant secretary general of the popular front for the liberation of Palestine – general command, told the PIC at the same march that the early starts of past intifadas were similar to what was going on in occupied Jerusalem.

He urged the Arab and Islamic masses to rise up in anger in defense of their sanctities, wondering when those masses would act … “When the Aqsa is destroyed”!

Naji hoped that the forthcoming Arab summit would mobilize all potentials and reach a joint Arab position vis-à-vis recent developments in occupied Jerusalem.

Dr. Ramadan Shallah, the secretary general of the Islamic Jihad Movement, told the rally held at the end of the march of anger that the Palestinian Authority should be dismantled because it was blocking the people from defending their land and holy places.

The bet on illusionary peace with “this criminal enemy” must come to an immediate end, he affirmed.

Shallah asked the Arab countries on behalf of the masses that took part in the march to revoke the so-called Arab peace initiative and support the resistance.

Thousands of Palestinians took part in the massive march to denounce the Israeli violations of holy shrines in occupied Jerusalem and to support steadfastness of Jerusalemites in face of those aggressions.