Julie Webb-Pullman reports

27th Anniversary: Hamas is from the Palestinian people, and for Palestine

by Julie Webb-Pullman

Hamas in Nuseirat Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Hamas in Nuseirat Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

“Hamas leaders come from the people,” senior official Dr Salah Al Bardawil told a huge crowd who took to the streets Friday in Nuseirat camp, Gaza, to celebrate 27 years since the birth of the Hamas movement.

“Hamas does not seek power or government, just Palestine’s liberation,” he said.

Hamas supporters take to the streets in Nuseirat. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Hamas supporters take to the streets in Nuseirat. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Women came out  in support. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Women came out in support. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Resistance of the future. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Resistance of the future. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Enumerating the many achievements of Hamas over the last 27 years, Bardawil paid special attention to the prisoners’ release, the winning of the 2006 democratic elections, and their refusal to give up on the Palestinian constants, especially the Right of Return to all of Palestine.

“From the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, Palestine will be free,” he told the crowd.

Palestine in safe hands. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Palestine in safe hands. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Outlining the Hamas strategy for the future, Bardawil stressed that the only choice is resistance, citing its enormous achievements in the recent Israeli offensive.

“Our soldiers have hearts full of belief and the Qu’ran, so they will win,” he said, a message that was much appreciated by the huge contingent from the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades.

Al Qassam out in force. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Al Qassam out in force. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

He said the second priority is to end division between the various Palestinian factions, while the third is to secure Arabic countries’ support to end the siege of Gaza and accomplish the reconstruction of all damaged and destroyed houses.

Bardawil also called on Palestinians in the West Bank to rise up.

“Sooner or later there will be a third intifada in the West Bank,” he predicted.

One of the images from the "Longest Mural in Gaza" unveiled in Nuseirat today. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

One of the images from the “Longest Mural in Gaza” unveiled in Nuseirat today. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Israeli leadership and soldiers came in for a mention, being described as cowards who are frustrated by Palestinians’ commitment and strength despite the immense hardships they face.

Renewing Hamas’ pledge to the martyrs to continue resisting, he concluded,

“On this anniversary of Hamas we ask all Palestinians to remain steadfast – victory is coming!”

Additions to the Palestinian arsenal depicted in the Nuseirat mural.  Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

Additions to the Palestinian arsenal depicted in the Nuseirat mural. Photo: Ola Al Rantisi

And those who will use them. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

And those who will use them. Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Translation by Ola Al Rantisi

Advertisements

One response

  1. Reblogged this on | truthaholics.

    December 13, 2014 at 2:27 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s