Hamas congratulates Fusako Shigenobu on freedom from prison
The Hamas movement congratulates Japanese freedom-fighter Fusako Shigenobu "Maryam", who fought against the Israeli occupation, on her freedom.
The Hamas movement congratulated on Saturday Japanese freedom fighter Fusako Shigenobu on her release from prison.
Fusako Shigenobu, the founder of the now-disbanded Japanese Red Army, fought alongside the Palestinian revolution against the Israeli occupation.
The movement's spokesperson Jihad Taha said that Shigenobu's support for Palestine will forever be recorded alongside all the honorable and free people of the world that supported the just Palestinian cause and the rights of the downtrodden Palestinian people, against the fascist, racist, and criminal occupation.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had congratulated Shigenobu earlier today on her freedom following two decades of imprisonment.
"The Palestinian people will never forget the sacrifices of this freedom fighter and her comrades in the Japanese Red Army for Palestine and the cause. Their revolutionary and humane principles, as well as their anti-imperialist sentiment, led them to join the ranks of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and fight alongside its freedom fighters," the PFLP said in a statement.
The organization also hailed the Japanese Red Army for the Al-Lydd Airport operation conducted in 1972.
"Freedom Fighter Shigenobu is worthy of being among the international freedom fighters who worked alongside martyred freedom fighter and author Ghassan Kanafani on Al-Hadaf Magazine, the PFLP's official magazine, in addition to her effort in participating in the making of movies and media-related materials to the PFLP and Palestine and translating the PFLP's statements and documents to Japanese," the statement added.