Resistance's weapons unsheathed, fighters on high alert: Al-Nakhalah
Al-Nakhalah says the Palestinian people, despite the pain, came out with their heads held high everywhere.
The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement, Ziad Al-Nakhalah, said on Sunday that the movement has lost many of its Resistance fighters and bid them farewell with pride, stressing that a people whose leaders rise as martyrs will never be defeated.
During a speech on the occasion of announcing victory in Operation Avenging the Free against the Israeli occupation, Al-Nakhalah pointed out that the Israeli occupation wanted to drown the Palestinian people with their own blood and have them rush to save their lives with humiliation, but the Resistance fighters from Al-Quds Brigades came out to confront them.
"What they perpetrated deserved this and more, so all their cities were targets for Al-Quds Brigades and the Palestinian Resistance," he stressed.
PIJ Secretary-General Ziad Al-Nakhalah to #AlMayadeen, "What they perpetrated deserved this and more, so all their cities were targets for the PIJ and the #Palestinian Resistance."#Palestine #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #OperationAvengingtheFree #ثأر_الاحرار https://t.co/v59GXVY37U— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 13, 2023
Al-Nakhalah said the Palestinian people, despite the pain, came out with their heads held high everywhere, in Gaza, the West Bank, and across the world, in support of the Resistance.
The Palestinian leader added that these days are "days of honor and dignity for our people, who, with simple resources, are facing all this aggression."
He pointed out that the Palestinian people have not and shall not be broken, and the Resistance, with all its factions, represented a strong line of defense.
"We finish this battle with our weapons unsheathed and our fighters on high alert on the battlefield ready to confront any aggression," Al-Nakhalah underlined.
PIJ Secretary-General Ziad Al-Nakhalah to #AlMayadeen, "We finish this battle with our weapons unsheathed and our fighters on high alert on the battlefield to confront any aggression." #Palestine #PalestineResists #OperationAvengingTheFree #ثأر_الاحرار https://t.co/oBFOJZ6imy— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 13, 2023
At the end of his speech, Al-Nakhalah thanked "everyone who stood by us, especially Iran, Hezbollah, and our brothers in Egypt and Qatar."
PIJ Secretary-General Ziad Al-Nakhalah to #AlMayadeen, "I would like to thank everyone who stood by us, especially #Iran, Hezbollah, and our brothers in #Egypt and #Qatar."#Palestine #PalestineResists #OperationAvengingTheFree #ثأر_الاحرار https://t.co/Actrx6Y6XN— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 13, 2023
He also thanked all satellite channels that covered the Israeli occupation aggression, adding that there will be another occasion to honor the martyrs.
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'Israel' pledged to stop assassinations: Resistance sources- Exclusive
Sources in the Resistance told Al Mayadeen on Saturday that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement obtained an undeclared Israeli pledge to stop assassinations implicitly implied in the expression of “individuals” in the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement.
Before the ceasefire entered into force, the Palestinian Resistance said it hit "Tel Aviv", occupied cities, and the Gaza envelope settlements with intense salvoes of rockets until the last second.
In the same context, the Israeli occupation's "National" Security Advisor, Tzachi Hanegbi, said "Israel" has agreed to the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire but said that "quiet will be met with quiet," as per a statement issued by the office of Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Earlier, Egyptian media reported that Cairo-mediated a ceasefire between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli occupation that took effect at 10:00 pm Saturday.
The ceasefire agreement text stated that Cairo urged the two sides to implement the agreement and is working to follow up on that by communicating with them.
According to the text, the ceasefire between the two sides will be adhered to, and it includes stopping the targeting of civilians and individuals and the demolition of homes.
Israeli media cited a security source as saying that the Israeli occupation did not commit to stopping the assassinations.
This comes after the Israeli occupation launched a five-day heinous aggression against the Gaza Strip, targeting residential houses in the north, center, and south of the Strip.
In retaliation, Al-Quds Brigades and the Palestinian Resistance factions launched Operation Avenging the Free, in which it fired advanced rockets and missiles that bypassed the Iron Dome and targeted several Israeli settlements, occupied cities, and occupation sites.
Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Israeli Channel 12 that 70% of illegal Israeli settlers in the south fled due to the Palestinian Resistance's rocket fire.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the number of Palestinians killed in the aggression rose to 33 martyrs, including six children and three women, and 147 people were wounded.
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