GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Leaders representing major Palestinian parties and resistance groups in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday gathered to express their support for Hezbollah’s strike against the Israeli military earlier in the day, calling for a “joint front” with the Lebanese movement.
The event, which brought together representatives of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a number of others, was held to celebrate the attack that left at least two Israeli soldiers in the occupied Shebaa Farms dead. Continue reading Palestinian parties gather in support of Hizbullah in Gaza
NABLUS (Ma’an) — Members of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine celebrated the 47th anniversary of the group’s establishment on Friday with a march and rally in Balata refugee camp near Nablus.
PFLP leader and former prisoner Maher Harb called for national unity to fight back again Israel and to work on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organization through national council elections that include all Palestinian factions. Continue reading PFLP celebrates 47th anniversary of establishment in Balata
by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English
The Palestinian left is hostage to the bipolar political division in Palestine. The left has been unable to become a sizeable force compared to other factions, or develop an independent identity in the political equation post-Oslo.
We shed light on the reality of the left in Palestine in light of the dominance of Fatah and Hamas over the political landscape, and the fact that their policy choices of negotiations and resistance respectively, have reached an impasse or a state of uncertainty coupled with limited options.
Gaza – The new generation in the Arab region almost knows no other players in Palestine other than Fatah and Hamas, the two constantly sparring factions, while the name of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad comes to the fore from time to time during Israeli wars and retaliations. Beyond these three names, there is almost no voice for the Palestinian left-wing factions, though they had initiated resistance against Israeli occupation, long before the Islamists. Continue reading The Palestinian left straddled between Fatah’s ‘paradise’ and Hamas’ ‘fire’
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Thursday officially mourned two of its members Ghassan and Udayy Abu Jamal who were killed Tuesday after carrying out an attack on an Israeli synagogue, saying that the attack shows that Israelis will not be safe until Palestinians are.
In a statement released by the leftist militant group, Khalil Maqdesi, a member of the central committee, called the attack “a natural response to the ongoing racist policies and crimes of the occupation, and it is the occupation that is responsible for the escalation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine.”
“The PFLP will continue to target every institution of the occupation. No place in Jerusalem should be safe so long as the Palestinian people are not safe. ‘Security’ cannot be built on the backs of the Palestinian people. The only result of the occupation attacks on Jerusalem will be continued and escalating resistance among the Palestinian masses.” Continue reading PFLP: Israelis will not be safe before Palestinians