Hamas delegation meets Hezbollah, Islamic Group in Beirut
The parties reiterate their commitment to liberation and resistance.
After receiving the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, the Lebanese Resistance party Hezbollah released a statement revealing that the Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, along with Haniyeh, "discussed regional threats and affirmed the Resistance's will to cooperate to serve Al-Quds, the sanctities, and the Palestinian cause."
The Palestinian Information Center reported that the meeting affirmed "Lebanon's right to extract gas from its maritime borders and to stop Israel from piracy and resource theft."
On Tuesday, Haniyeh and his accompanying delegation arrived in Beirut for a several-day visit, where he will be meeting state officials, authorities, Lebanese activists, and Palestinian factions.
In addition, Haniyeh, along with a delegation from his party, met with the Secretary-General of the Islamic Group in Beirut, Dr. Azzam Al-Ayoubi, and several of his central leaders.
During the visit, the leader of the movement praised the group's stances on the Palestinian cause and the Israeli occupation's violence, referring to a number of common issues being discussed related to Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds. Some other issues included the Palestinian cause as a whole and mutual rejection of normalization and Zionist projects in the region.
Haniyeh also addressed the plight of the Palestinian people and their difficult living conditions in refugee camps, stressing the need to improve their living conditions to achieve the right to return.
He also congratulated the Islamic Group and Lebanon on the success of the electoral process and the success of the group's candidates in the Lebanese elections, affirming full solidarity with Lebanon, the state, the Resistance, the people, and all the forces in the face of Israeli aggression and attempts to steal its resources. He said, “The occupation has no right in Palestine or Lebanon or any religious rights."
Azzam Al-Ayoubi, the Islamic Group leader, welcomed the movement's visit and its accompanying delegation, praising the bilateral relationship between the Palestinian and the Lebanese peoples, in addition to their relationship with Hamas. Al-Ayoubi reiterated his standing with the Palestinian cause until liberation.
The movement’s leadership delegation included Sheikh Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy head of the movement, and members of the Political Bureau, Dr. Musa Abu Marzouk, Dr. Khalil Al-Hayya, and other leaders in the movement Osama Hamdan, Sheikh Taher Al-Nono, and Dr. Ahmed Abdel Hadi, the movement’s representative in Lebanon.