Muslim Brotherhood Hails Resistance Triumph; Urges Gaza Solidarity, Support

Muslim Brotherhood Hails Resistance Triumph; Urges Gaza Solidarity, Support
Thanks to God, and thanks to the selfless sacrifices of the heroes of the resistance and the steadfastness of the great people of Gaza, the resistance has successfully foiled the atrocious aggression by the most powerful army in the region, and caused it heavy losses in soldiers and officers. Losses that this supposedly powerful army tried to cover up with horrid brutal massacres of unarmed Gaza civilians including children, women and the elderly, and the destruction of homes, mosques, hospitals and civilian facilities. At present, it is trying to pull away from the borders of the Gaza Strip in order to avoid further losses.

Now, the resistance is determined to achieve its fair demands for the Zionists to stop their barbaric assault, to guarantee it will not happen again, to lift the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip, to open the crossings and allow the entry of individuals and the needs that will help Gazans to live in freedom and dignity like all other people, to rebuild the Gaza Strip, and to uphold all human rights, which the Zionist entity totally ignored, aided and abetted by certain forces of injustice.

Those are rights that the whole nation must rise up to support, and all Arab and Muslim countries must use all their resources to secure, in support of their fellow oppressed brothers and sisters.

Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, said: « A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He should neither oppress nor betray him, nor forsake him. Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, God will fulfill his needs; whoever removes the troubles of his brother, God will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection». This is especially relevant since the resistance is defending and keeping alive the cause of Palestine, Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, even if traitors abandon it.

The resistance is the last line of defense for Egypt too, which stands between the Zionist enemy and its expansionist dreams "from the Nile to the Euphrates".

Thus, failing to support the resistance and attempting to pressure Gazans to force them into humiliation and subjugation is in fact a betrayal of God and His Messenger (peace be upon him), Arabism and humanity at large.

In this regard, we appreciate and value the stance of honorable and humane peoples and countries of Latin America and the free peoples throughout the world. We exhort the Arab and Muslim peoples to come to the support of the resistance and the cause of Palestine and the sanctities that we are bound to by ties of religion, Arabism, blood, history and common destiny, and to compel governments to side with the truth, honor and dignity.

The Muslim Brotherhood

Cairo: Monday, August 4th, 2014