Islamic Jihad warns of attempts to liquidate Palestinian question
The Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batesh warned of attempts by the International Quartet and other parties to exploit the reconciliation to liquidate the Palestinian Question and the rights and constants of the Palestinian people.
In a speech delivered during a massive march held in Gaza on Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Jihad’s inception, Batesh welcomed the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation moves. However, he warned of an international plan to establish a state in Gaza Strip with some parts in the West Bank as well as boosting normalization with Israel.
Batesh called for rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organization in accordance with Cairo Agreements 2005 and 2011. He also called for achieving national unity in order to be able to confront the Israeli occupation, and affirmed his Movement’s adherence to the resistance choice.