Popular Front Politbureau statement on continued resistance
- Here's one resistance group that won't be signing any cease-fire.
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Here's the English translation of yesterday's PFLP
Politbureau statement for the continuation of the
intifada and resistance.
Important Political Declaration
Issued by the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Yes to the intifada and resistance as the choice of
our people until the end of the occupation!
Masses of our heroic Palestinian people!
Heroic intifada and resistance fighters!
At this time, pressure in various forms and coming
from various sources is on the rise. This pressure is
aimed at containment of the intifada and the heroic
resistance of our people to the Israeli occupation and
aggression against our land, our people, our rights,
and our national honor.
We in the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine, based on our responsible patriotic
position, and mindful of the need for the unity of our
people and in order to clearly address all of our
Palestinian and Arab masses and all free and decent
people and all fighters for justice and freedom,
plainly state the following:
1. The Israeli occupation and aggression against our
people constitute the ugliest and most repulsive form
of systematic state terrorism. Zionist aggression and
arrogance, the indiscriminate daily attacks on the
children of our people, the killing off of all forms
of life, including the uprooting of hundreds of
thousands of trees and the bulldozing and
expropriation of hundreds of thousands of dunams of
cultivated fields, compel our people to resist this
aggression, to defend their lives, their land, and
their national rights.
2. The American Administration has intensified its
efforts to contain the intifada and the Palestinian
resistance struggle, that have gone on for more than a
thousand days now, in preparation for totally crushing
them. This is in accordance with the repeated
declarations of this administration to the effect that
it seeks not only a halt of the resistance struggle;
it wants the resistance organizations completely
broken up, the resistance fighters hunted down, and
the resistance movements completely finished off.
3. This American pressure is a part of the American
plan to reorganize the region so as to make it serve
American interests. This in turn means the
consecration of the state of Israel as the central and
decision-making state in this region of the world.
4. In the framework of this plan, the American
Administration has worked for the benefit of Israel
and in complete coordination with it, to put a stop to
the achievements and the positive effects of the
intifada, which have begun to afflict the Israeli
enemy in all spheres � their security, politics, their
economy, and their society. The intifada has
compelled the American Administration and the
government of the criminal Sharon to declare
officially, openly, and for the first time in their
history that a Palestinian state is a necessity for
any solution or peaceful resolution.
Based on these facts, the Popular Front has worked and
struggled with all its brothers and comrades in the
Patriotic and Islamic action movements, with brothers
in the Palestine Authority and the Palestinian
Leadership, and with our Arab brothers. We have
striven to give pride of place to the effort to
continue the intifada and resistance, and to provide
all possible types of support and assistance to our
people that serve to strengthen our trust and that
embody faithfulness to the martyrs, the wounded, the
prisoners, and to all those who have made sacrifices
among our great, heroic, and patiently persevering
The Popular Front affirms that the continuation of the
intifada and the resistance, together with other forms
of struggle, is the path to ridding our people of the
occupation, to freeing the prisoners and detainees,
and to the attainment of independence and the return.
We will continue our efforts on all platforms and in
all spheres for the continuation of the national
dialogue with the aim of crystallizing the correct
national position, and constructing a unified
Palestinian institution on democratic bases so as to
bring about the participation of everyone in political
decision making and in following up on the
implementation of decisions. We affirm this position
of ours, even as we accept the principle of respect
for various interpretations, in particular since some
of the Patriotic and Islamic action movements have
taken a position at variance with our position. We
duly respect the initiative of our brother, President
Abu Ammar [Yasir Arafat] who sent Brother Saeb Erekat
to meet our comrade, the General Secretary Ahmad
Saadat, to convey the viewpoint of President Abu
Ammar. The Popular Front affirms to everyone that it
will continue to be avid in its support of sound
Palestinian national relations in order to deprive the
enemy of any opportunity to transform the struggle
against them into a battle among Palestinians on the
Long live the intifada and the resistance!
Glory to the martyrs! Freedom to the prisoners!
Victory to our people!
The Political Bureau,
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The State of Palestine, 29 June 2003.
Arabic original at:
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