Attempts aimed at liquidating Palestinian cause will not succeed: Top Hamas official

A senior official from the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement says all attempts made to liquidate the Palestinian cause will not succeed, emphasizing that the Palestinian nation will never give up its land, its right of return as well as its struggle for freedom and statehood.

Speaking in an interview with the Palestinian Information Center, Mousa Abu Marzouk praised the Palestinian people for their great steadfastness in the face of conspiracies targeting their national cause.

Abu Marzouk then pointed to the US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century,” stating that the initiative was developed in a bid to market Israeli ideas as new US proposals.

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“The deal of the century is there to liquidate the Palestinian cause and not to find a just solution (to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict). In addition, the US seeks to integrate the Zionist regime (of Israel) into the region,” he said.

“The Manama economic conference took place after the Warsaw Conference, [organized by the US in the Polish capital on February 13-14]. President Trump’s administration is employing the American hegemony to impose faits accomplis … out of the dire to divest the Palestinian people of all their rights,” Abu Marzouk stated.

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The so-called Peace to Prosperity workshop opened in Bahrain on June 25 and ran through June 26.

The Palestinian leadership boycotted the meeting, leading critics to question the credibility of the event.

Palestinians staged rallies across the occupied West Bank in protest against the conference and participation of Arab delegations. 

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Demonstrators gathered in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jenin, al-Khlail (Hebron), Tulkarm, Salfit, Qalqilia and Ariha (Jericho), while a general strike was staged in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

“Any plan that includes the liquidation of the Palestinian cause … is rejected by the Palestinians and is not debatable or negotiable,” Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) executive committee, said in a statement.

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