"Any government without resistance will not be able to strengthen its 'cards' in the negotiations".
Date: 09 / 03 / 2007 Time: 10:45
Bethlehem - Ma'an - The head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Farouq Al-Qaddoumi, has stressed the need to continue the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.
In media statements after his meeting with the Syrian vice president, Faruoq Al-Shar', on Thursday in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Al-Qaddoumi said, "Any government without resistance will not be able to strengthen its 'cards' in the negotiations".
He added, "What happened in the Palestinian territories in the recent period between brothers is an anomaly in the Palestinian people's lives and a deviation of the Palestinian resistance from its role".
He expressed his hope that the agreement between Fatah and Hamas will lead to a lifting of the siege that Israel, the US and the European states imposed on the Palestinian people. He added that this siege will not help to establish a just and comprehensive peace in the region.
He said that he discussed with the Syrian vice president, Farouq Al-Shar' the situation in the Arab arena, and especially in the Palestinian arena, and the steps taken to establish the Palestinian national unity government.
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