150 Palestinian and Arab Intellectuals and Activists Urge the Continuation of ALL Forms of Resistance and Condemn the Call to Desist from the Human Bombs Tactic
- 150 Palestinian and Arab Intellectuals and Activists Urge the Continuation
of ALL Forms of Resistance and Condemn the Call to Desist from the Human
June 26, 2002
In an open statement published in several Arab papers today, dozens of
Palestinian and Arab notables called for the continuation of the
Palestinian resistance while denouncing calls to put an end to human bomb
attacks against "Israel". The signatories of the statement titled "With
the Resistance in ALL its Forms" said that any people whose land is
occupied has no other choice but to resist in every possible way. What
follows is the text of the statement:
WITH THE RESISTANCE IN ALL ITS FORMS
The belligerent Zionist occupation raping Palestine is the reason for the
suffering of our people, and is what threatens our Arab nation today.
Having always rejected international resolutions, most recently the one to
investigate the massacre in Jenin Camp, and having relentlessly pursued
its policies of occupation and death in our camps, towns, and villages,
the Zionist entity bears full responsibility for all that has passed.
Therefore, it is the culprit pushing our young men and women to stand up
to such brutal practices with their very blood and souls.
Moreover, the Oslo Agreement has brought upon our people more pain and did
not save the land from the demonic policies exercised by the successive
governments of the Likud, Labor, and Likud/Labor combined. Since the
Madrid Conference in 1991, and the Oslo Agreement signed in the lap of the
White House in 1993, our land has been plundered more and the aggression
on our people has not ceased. What former Prime Minister Shamir had said
after Madrid about dizzying Palestinians in negotiations for ten years
until the land has been all confiscated was actually accomplished by the
governments of Rabin, Peres, Netanyahu, Barak, and Sharon (with his ally
who happens to be holding the Nobel Peace Prize).
Thus, the task ahead for our Palestinian Arab people of all stripes,
wherever they may be, indeed, the task ahead for the Arab people, is to
resist the occupation and sweep it off our land by all available means.
Foremost among those means is the armed struggle, with the benefit of any
weapon within reach. Such is the natural and necessary response to a
Zionist military machine that is armed to the teeth with American armor
and a blatant American bias against our people and its cause, indeed, an
American bias against all the causes of the Arab people.
Yet right after European Foreign Ministers classified Palestinian
organizations fighting the Zionist occupation, such as the Al Aqsa
Brigades, the PFLP, and the PFLP-General Command, as terrorist - just like
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad were classified before them as terrorist - we
find the European Union involved in a media campaign in the local
Palestinian press. But now it is the very voices that came up recently
with the "call" in the local Palestinian press to desist human bombs, in
the campaign being financed fully by the European Union, who espouse a
line which has repudiated the right of return of Palestinians to their
cities and villages.
Let it be known then that the right of return is what Palestinians have
been sacrificing for one generation after another, and it is that right
which the Palestine Liberation Organization and all the organizations of
the Palestinian resistance were established for.
It is those who helped promote Oslo and Madrid, those who helped prepare
this poisoned dish, and those who have been receiving funds from European,
Canadian, and American donors under the bracket of non-governmental
organizations (NGO's) whose names have shown up under this "call". They
have re-surfaced today to imply that there is some Palestinian controversy
about the HEROIC human bombs. In fact, many parties in this world have
proclaimed their understanding of these human bombs, even though these
parties are not necessarily friends of the Palestinian people or
supporters of its cause. But with their "call", the signatories are
effectively obscuring the urgent demands of our people to fight corruption
and to build a FIGHTING patriotic Palestinian movement that is the
antithesis of what the U.S. administration and the rapist Zionist enemy
are working for.
With their "call", the group of the fully-paid advertisement are
effectively exonerating Sharon, Peres, Mofaz, and the rest of them Zionist
murderers from their crimes that they have been committing daily against
The signatories of the fully-paid "call" renounce the resistance in all
its forms even in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. That's why
they have not taken part in any militant act against the occupation even
after its assaults on Palestinian cities, villages, and camps there.
Hence, the signatories, albeit an isolated minority within our people,
merely seek to suggest that there are divisions within the ranks in order
to cover up more concessions to be extended to the U.S. and the Sharon
governments by those in cahoots with them.
By bestowing upon this clique titles and augmented characters as
intellectuals, leaders, and what have you, this charade only serves to
mystify their real characters as OPPORTUNISTS growing in the shadow of the
mirage of peace that is yet to show after fifty years. The U.S.
administration has escalated its efforts to liquidate the Palestinian
cause in a campaign targeting the Palestinian armed struggle, including
the human bombs tactic. Palestinian officials, as well as some Arab ones,
have caved in before these U.S. government efforts. Hence projects
renouncing the essence of the Palestinian cause: the right of return and
liberation, reared their ugly head. Implementation on the ground began
with drying up financial resources and popular donations so as to starve
and deprive the Palestinian Arab people of material support in an attempt
to bring it down to its knees. In conjunction with that, grass-roots
movements, demonstrations, sit-ins, and campaigns in support of the
Intifada in the Arab street were oppressed by the regimes. [It is only
within this political context that the "call" to halt human bombs can be
Any people whose land is occupied has no choice but to resist with all the
means imaginable. That's what our Palestinian Arab people have been doing
for the last one hundred years in the face of the settler-invader campaign
that has sought to occupy our land and destroy our existence. THOSE WHO
WERE BROUGHT IN FROM THE FAR CORNERS OF THE EARTH TO INVADE OUR LAND
CANNOT POSSIBLY LOVE PEACE AND WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE RHETORIC OF TRUTH
AND JUSTICE WITHOUT RESISTANCE. And our people refuses to COEXIST with
the plunderers of the land and the killers of the children.
Such we were taught by Ezz Eddin Al Qassam, Abdul Qader al Husseini, and
None of our contemporary heroes and heroines of the human bomb martyrs
seek to kill or be killed. They only seek to secure a better future for
the coming generations.
For the defense of national rights should take precedence over the
interests of an impotent and disintegrating Authority which merely links
itself in an unholy alliance with the "Israeli" right when it adopts the
latter's description of legitimate resistance operations as "terrorism".
For the names, see Arabic statement at:
ININ List Archives Found Here: http://www.egroups.com/messages/inin
TO SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE PLEASE VISIT: http://www.inin.net/subscribe.htm
ISLAMIC NEWS AND INFORMATION NETWORK: HTTP://WWW.ININ.NET
WE AFFIRM THAT INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE!!!!