- March 30, 2008
Mishaal: Palestinians entitled to resist occupation with all available means
Khaled Mishaal, the chairman of the Hamas political bureau, has stressed that the Palestinian people were entitled to resist occupation with all available means including military means.
Mishaal, speaking during a meeting with a delegation of the organization of Islamic conference headed by its secretary general Dr. Kamal Eddin IhsanOglu, said that the attack carried out by Ala Abu Dehaim in Jerusalem was against a “den for Zionist extremists” that graduated thousands of “terrorists and criminals” and was not against a civilian target in the known meaning of the word.
The Hamas leader held Israel responsible for aborting all efforts exerted by Arab, regional and international parties to realize a “comprehensive, simultaneous and reciprocal calm”.
Mishaal exchanged frank, deep and extensive discourse with IhsanOglu during which he reiterated his Movement”s backing to the Yemeni initiative. He said that certain parties within the PA leadership were trying to extricate themselves from the Sana”a declaration, and pointed to blatant American-Israeli interventions to block dialogue and national reconciliation in the Palestinian arena.