Palestinian groups accept ‚popular resistance‘

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772


Palestinian groups accept 'popular resistance'

Islamic Jihad and Hamas say that while not a substitute for violence, popular resistance is legitimate.

Islamic Jihad said Sunday that it would support a Palestinian consensus on strategies of resistance against Israel only as long as they do not become substitutes for violence, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an.
The comments were made in reference to an understanding reached by Hamas and Fatah on the importance of popular resistance. According to an official Hamas press release Saturday, the Gaza-based organization recognizes the legitimacy of secondary forms of resistance, which have become more common in the West Bank, but stressed that violence must remain a primary tool against Israel….