Copyright Haniyeh: One year on, Israel has failed to topple the Hamas government
Date: 25 / 01 / 2007 Time: 14:54
www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=18954Gaza - Ma'an - One year after his Hamas party won the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has stated that the Israeli occupation has failed to topple the Hamas-led government and force it to surrender their unchangeable principles.
Haniyeh added, "Last year, the government wasn't able to implement its agenda. Yet, they have paved the way."
"The siege," said Haniyeh, "has become useless since its perpetrators have failed to convince their people of its morality."
These statements came during a conference on Thursday 25 January, organized in cooperation with the ministry of prisoners' affairs at the Al-Jazeera Hotel in Gaza City entitled "The Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees.In a Political and Religious Perspective."
As for any achievements in regards to forming a national unity government, Haniyeh depicted the laying down of general principles on Tuesday as positive. He also confirmed that the government is endeavoring to ease the tension and break the siege. He added that he hopes a unity government will be accomplished in order to protect the national achievements and enhance political partnership.
Haniyeh renewed his call for an end to confrontations and disputes. However, he added that the Palestinian people have the right to defend themselves and resist the occupation.
Haniyeh affirmed that the Israelis have failed to break the steadfastness of the Palestinians, adding that the Israeli project is based on three pillars: targeting the religion, occupying land and displacing the people.
In a different regard, Haniyeh called on the countries which can influence Iraq to intervene in order to stop the assaults against the Palestinian refugees who are being murdered or displaced every day in Iraq.
With regard to the excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Israeli plans to build further synagogues in the old city of Jerusalem, Haniyeh called on all Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims to protect the Islamic holy places.
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