Islamic Jihad: West Sparks Sectarian Wars in Region to Distract Attention from Israel

Islamic JihadSecretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance group Ramazan Abdullah warned against the West’s plots to wage sectarian and tribal wars in the Middle East region to distract the international community’s attention from resistance against Israeli atrocities.

“The western countries are trying to replace the Palestinian cause with other things and replace war against the Zionist regime with sectarian and tribal strife,” Abdullah said addressing the Seventh General Assembly meeting of Islamic Radios and Televisions Union in Tehran on Sunday.

The Islamic Jihad secretary general cautioned that the issue of Palestine should still remain the main topic of the media, and said, “The media play an important role” in preventing the distraction of attention from the Palestinian cause.”

He also stressed the need for the promotion of the true meaning of the Palestinian resistance, saying that it means that the Islamic Jihad will not be entrapped in some traps, like Oslo agreement.

Earlier today, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismayeel Haniya also called on the Muslim world media to focus on the issue of Palestine in a bid to stop the Israeli regime from deviating world attention from the realities surrounding Palestine anymore.

“The issue of Palestine should not be regarded as a local or regional issue; Palestine is, rather, related to the entire Muslim World and it should top the agenda of all Islamic media,” Haniya said addressing the same Union meeting in Tehran earlier today.

Stressing that the media play a uniquely important tole in the contemporary world, he said that the importance of the media war is no less than conventional military battles.

Haniya noted that the Zionist regime wants to ignore the issue of Palestine through negative propaganda, and said, “The Palestinian resistance will not give its rights and it will never lay down its arms unless it retains all its rights.”

The Palestinian prime minister further asked the Muslim Arab states not to harm the Palestinian issue unknowingly, avoid portraying the weapon of resistance weapon as an illegitimate means and take good care not to ignore the right of return of the Palestinians to their homeland.

In November 2013, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim Ummah (community) to increase vigilance as enemies of Islam are hatching increasing plots to stir sectarian strife among them.

“A major problem of the Muslim World today is the imposed, intentional and wicked problem of kindling differences among the Muslim Ummah and (Islam’s) religious sects,” Ayatollah Khamenei said addressing Hajj officials in Tehran.

The Supreme Leader said that the global arrogance and colonialist powers are fully experienced in igniting sectarian strife among Muslims, adding, “Hajj’s capacities should be used for confronting (and defusing) these plots under the present conditions.”

“The confrontation (that the enemies are trying spark) among the religious sects will not be limited to the Shiite-Sunni confrontation and if the enemies of Islam can institutionalize these confrontations, they will put on their agenda sparking internal differences inside the different Shiite sects and Sunni sects,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

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