Al-Nakhala: “we will defend what martyr Nizar Banat believed in”
The Islamic Jihad Movement's Secretary-General, Ziyad Al-Nakhala, extends condolences and solidarity to the family of Nizar Banat.
The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Ziad Al-Nakhala, affirmed in a condolence letter for the martyrdom of the Palestinian fighter Nizar Banat, who was executed by the Palestinian Authority's security services, that the authority "no longer represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people, but rather stands against their hopes and dignity that are trampled by the ceaseless occupation."
Al-Nakhala added called for "the reformulation of the Palestinian national project, which has lost its national identity and serves the occupation in every sense of the word.
"Martyr Nizar was not a passing symbol for his boldness in expressing his opinion which voices the demands of the Palestinian people, and his warmth and concern for his people and his homeland," he added.
Ghassan Banat, Nizar Banat's brother, said that "the consequences of beating, crushing, and bruises were obvious on the body of martyr Nizar," adding that "the body of martyr Banat was not delivered formally, and no communication with his family was made."
"We have no faith in the government and its committees," he stated in an interview with Al-Mayadeen today, Saturday, adding, "The authority's administration has not yet contacted us."
Thousands marched through the streets of Al Khalil on Friday at the funeral of the Arab fighter and resistance figure Nizar Banat.
On Thursday morning, members of the security services raided the house where he was staying. According to his family, the officers sprayed pepper gas in Nizar's eyes before "viciously beating him" and dragging him away.