HAMAS Says Patience Over Israeli 'Breaches' of Truce Running Out
- HAMAS Says Patience Over Israeli 'Breaches' of Truce
GMP20030803000193 (Internet) Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
WWW-Text in Arabic 03 Aug 03
[Statement by the Islamic Resistance Movement, HAMAS,
dated 3 August 2003: "In the Light of Zionist
Breaches: Our Patience is Running Out"]
[FBIS Translated Text]
At the time that the Islamic Resistance Movement
has abided by its initiative in suspending military
operations, the Zionist side has made dozens of
breaches. This leaves no doubt that this enemy
understands the language of force only. The Zionists
have carried out ugly assassinations last of which was
the assassination of a child in Janin.
They have destroyed and demolished houses in West
Bank cities, while at the same time they are still
besieging cities and villages and are still
threatening and preparing to violate the sanctity of
the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
They still insist on not releasing Palestinian and
Arab prisoners and they are still imprisoning sick
people, women, children, and old people.
Instead of releasing the prisoners, Zionist gangs
have assaulted our brave prisoners in the Ashqelon
detention camp. This has resulted in the injury of
dozens, some of whom are still suffering from serious
injuries. [We want to remind the world] that the
vengeful Nazis did not reach this level of brutality
despite the ugliness of [the crimes] they committed.
In the light of these unceasing breaches, we
stress the following:
1. Our patience over the breaches that the
Zionists are committing is running out. Let those
murderers know that the suspension of operations from
our side does not in the least mean that we will allow
those killer terrorists to keep up their aggression on
our Palestinian mujahid people.
2. Our commitment to our initiative reflects our
morals as an Islamic movement that stands by its word.
It does not mean weakness in front of the cowardly
Zionist enemy. Therefore we stress that our commitment
to our word does not at all mean forfeiting our right
to respond to the breaches of the Zionist enemy.
3. We call on all parties that had a role and had
contacts with HAMAS before the initiative was launched
to express their denunciation of the brutal Zionist
practices against our Palestinian people. These
Zionists did not respect the terms of the suspension
of operations as they were stated in the initiative.
4. We call on all national and Islamic factions to
prepare themselves to face the arrogance of this
criminal enemy that denies our hero prisoners the
right to freedom, and to expose the Zionists
manipulation of this issue. We stress that HAMAS will
exert every effort to ensure that they are released.
5. We are now at a time when we are in a dire need
for unity in the face of the US-backed Zionist
It is a jihad until victory or martyrdom.
[signed] Islamic Resistance Movement, HAMAS
[Dated] 3 August 2003
[Description of Source: (Internet) Al-Aqsa Martyrs
Brigades WWW-Text in Arabic -- Web site of Al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigades , reportedly associated with Fatah;
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