Hamas: Right of Return is not for sale
Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas) Website 2007-04-22
Islamic resistance Movement Hamas affirmed yesterday that the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees is a sacred Palestinian basic that no party can compromise or abandon.
Fawzi Barhoum affirmed that Hamas had decided long time ago that this basic is all Palestinians that none has the right to forgo.
Barhoum was responding to statements uttered by Jordanian monarch Abdullah II suggesting that the Right of Return could be "financially compensated".
Barhoum added "We have defended the refugees". So those precious sacrifices must be crowned with the return of those refugees and not by financially compensating or naturalizing them somewhere else".
[sic] concerning with Hamas foreign relationship. Barhoum affirmed that Hamas isn't in enmity with any state, and that its only enemy is the "Zionist entity".
He added that the "Zionist entity" is not enemy just for the Palestinians but for all the Arab world. Because the Zionist enemy killed many Jordanian, Egyptian, and Syrian nationals in addition to tens of thousands of the
Moreover, Barhoum called on Arab rulers and governments to carry out their religious and national duties in defense of the sacred Muslim shrines in Palestine and to enhance the steadfastness of the Palestinian people to enable them retrieve their usurped rights.
In a meeting with the Zionist Knesset (parliament) speaker Dalia Itzik, Abdullah proposed paying the Palestinian refugees money sums in return for forgoing the Right of Return, and described Hamas as "common enemies" for Arabs and Israel.
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