Palestinian leaders, factions commemorate Seif Al-Quds
In commemoration of Seif Al-Quds Battle, Palestinian Resistance leaders and factions hail the resilience of the Palestinian people and underscore the role of the resistance against the Israeli enemy.
The battle of Seif Al-Quds constituted an important turning point in the course of the struggle with the occupation and opened the door to a different battle, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh said Sunday.
During the Great National Conference on the first anniversary of the battle of Seif Al-Quds, Haniyeh added that "the results of the Battle of Seif Al-Quds were not limited to Palestine's geography, rather they were strategic and resounded throughout the world."
"The first result of the Battle of Seif al-Quds was that the Resistance launching strikes from Gaza hit the Zionist security doctrine hard," he added, noting that Gaza "drew the sword of Al-Quds and plunged it at the head of the occupier and struck deep in its conscience."
Haniyeh added that every inch of the occupied Palestinian land was a target for the resistance with all its capabilities, noting that "the battle of Seif Al-Quds united the land, the people, and the cause, and removed geographical barriers within historic Palestine."
He also stressed that the battle introduced a shift in the balance of power that served the Palestinian people, especially those in the territories occupied in 1948.
He pointed out that the support of the peoples of the Ummah and the world has led to a profound impact that would have an aftermath in the confrontations that the Palestinian people will wage against the Israeli occupation.
Regarding the continued threats of the occupation and settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque, Haniyeh stressed that the Resistance in Palestine is following up on these events, warning against any attacks on the holy site.
Nakhalah: The resistance will not allow Judaization attempts of Al-Aqsa
On his part, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziyad Al-Nakhalah affirmed that Al-Quds was the eternal capital of Palestine, stressing that "we will not allow Judaization attempts on Al-Aqsa" even if they had to relentlessly fight.
During the national conference held by Hamas on the first anniversary of Seif Al-Quds Battle, Al-Nakhalah pointed out that the "[judaization] attack targeting Al-Quds and its blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is still at its peak," stressing that "the Resistance now holds more responsibility to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Al-Nakhalah stated that "the resilient Palestinian people are united, and the days of the month of Ramadan and the daily confrontations in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque bear witness to this."
According to the official, "Protecting unity has become a duty and not an option in the course of protecting and safeguarding the resistance, especially in light of the hostile alliances that arise every day and serve the enemy's interests."
In this context, he referred to the funeral of the martyred journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, describing the day all Palestinians, Muslims, and Christians stood in solidarity in the face of Zionist brutality as a "momentous day".
The PIJ leader further underlined that "adhering to the stances of the resistance is the only guarantee not to fall prey to the attempts of those trying to tame it for the benefit of the enemy and to accept the fait accompli."
Al-Nakhalah ended his speech by saying, "The enemy leaders realized more than others that the founders of the Zionist project were ignorant, and those who gave them our country as a 'homeland' were even more ignorant."
Palestinian Resistance factions: We will now allow breaking the rules of engagement
In a military statement on the occasion, the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance factions recalled the Resistance's great achievement in Seif Al-Quds Battle, which was fought a year ago with full force and vigor.
The statement proudly mentioned that Seif Al-Quds echoed from Gaza to Al-Quds, reaching the Palestinian diaspora and Palestinian supporters around the world, who voiced their solidarity with Palestine against the occupation. Cohesion and patriotism forced the occupation to cease fire, confirming the Resistance's vitality and steadfastness.
The Palestinian Resistance marked a milestone during Seif Al-Quds battle, the statement added, confirming that the occupation is now facing an existential threat founded by the steadfast Resistance. The factions also stressed that the resistance fighters have left marks on the occupation that brings the glad tidings of nearing the liberation of Palestine.
The Palestinian resistance factions, in their joint statement, affirmed their and the Palestinian blood's unity wherever it is found, whether in Gaza, the West Bank, Al-Quds, and the Palestinian diaspora, until the end of the Palestinian Nakba.
Regarding the "Flag March" organized by settlers, which is scheduled to take place next week, the factions affirmed that "the Palestinian people will absolutely not allow the breaking of the rules of engagement or the return to the square of provocations in which we have spoken with all force."
Furthermore, the statement affirmed that the enemy's practices and violations in all the occupied cities, as well as the calls to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, were reasons that motivate the resistance to maintain steadfastness and resilience.
Lastly, the resistance stressed that the factions were preparing at all levels for the battle that would liberate occupied Palestine and safeguard Palestine's sanctity.
The statement was concluded with a pledge to the Palestinian people that the resistance would remain steadfast until victory and liberation.