Palestinians will remain committed to right of return: Factions
On the 41st anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, Palestinian factions stress that the Israeli occupation’s crimes will never be subject to a statute of limitations.
Several Palestinian factions condemned on Saturday the Sabra and Shatila massacre committed by Israeli-backed right-wing Lebanese militias in 1982, demanding that its perpetrators be held accountable.
On the 41st anniversary of the massacre, Hamas Spokesperson Jihad Taha said the Israeli occupation’s massacres "will not be subject to a statute of limitations," stressing that the Palestinian people will remain committed to the right of return and its national constants until the full liberation of Palestine.
Taha stressed that all efforts to terminate the Palestinian cause by destabilizing the conditions of Palestinian refugees and revoking their right to return to their homes are miserable attempts that will not succeed.
The Hamas official underlined that the martyrdom of 5,000 people as a result of this horrific crime will continue to stand as a witness to the bloodiness and sadism of the Israeli occupation, adding that "Israel" is a usurping entity based on terrorism and racism.
PIJ: Palestinians will not give up the right of return
On his part, the spokesperson for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement, Mohammad al-Hajj Moussa, said the Palestinian people are on the path to liberation and return to their land, stressing that the Palestinians will not forgive the crimes of the Israeli enemy and its agents.
Al-Hajj Moussa pointed out that the disturbing scenes of the crimes committed during the massacre will remain engraved in the memory, stressing that this chapter will never be closed until the occupation ceases to exist and the murderers are held accountable.
The PIJ Spokesperson condemned the complicit international silence and the impunity of criminals and murderers for 41 years, despite the abundance of evidence that exposed the criminals, participants, instigators, and those who provided them with support, cover, and protection.
He also pointed out that the Sabra and Shatila massacre will remain a witness to the bloodiness of the usurping entity, as well as the vileness of the agents associated with it, stressing that the Palestinian people's confrontation with them will ever remain and that their violations and crimes will not be subject to the statute of limitations.
Al-Hajj Moussa said the Israeli occupation’s massacres against the Palestinian people in refugee camps and the diaspora did not and shall not achieve their goals of breaking the will of the Resistance, adding that these crimes did not and shall not force them to give up the non-negotiable right to return to Palestine.
He pointed out that the Palestinian refugee camps, especially in Lebanon, were and still are a target for the Israeli occupation and its agents, emphasizing that all Palestinians have a duty to preserve the camps and confront the plans lurking around, away from internal conflicts and narrow agendas.
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Fatah: Sabra, Shatila massacre is a complete crime carried out by criminal gangs
Similarly, Fatah movement Spokspeson Munther al-Hayek said the Sabra and Shatila massacre is a complete crime carried out by criminal gangs whose goal is to end the Palestinian presence and the right to return to Palestine amid the continued silence of a world that claims freedom and justice.
Al-Hayek added that the massacre will remain a blot on everyone who facilitated and carried out the murdering of the Palestinian refugees.
In coordination with Israeli occupation forces, right-wing Lebanese militias stormed during September 16 and 18, 1982, the Sabra and Shatila camps located southwest of Lebanon’s capital city Beirut, indistinctly massacring at least 3,000 Palestinian refugees and Lebanese civilians in a brutal indiscriminate manner without sparing even women and children.