Middle East Monitor / August 2, 2021
In a solidarity message to the residents of Sheikh Jarrah, the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza announced on Sunday that they would not give up their resistance against Israeli aggression.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza hailed the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, mainly in Sheikh Jarrah, as well as all Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
“We will not let you down,” the Palestinian factions asserted in a joint statement: “We tell you that the Palestinian resistance will continue defending you.”
The Palestinian groups called for: “Triggering the spark of resistance against the Israeli occupation and its settlers across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.”
They reiterated: “Betting on regional or international governments to regain our rights and lands is like chasing a mirage.”
Pointing to Palestinians who feel that the US is helping support Palestinian rights, the Palestinian factions urged: “The US has been the main supporter of the Israeli occupation.”
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas declared in a separate statement: “Israeli Aggression on the Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and the people who stand in solidarity with them is playing with fire that could trigger a confrontation at any time.”
Hamas Spokesman in Jerusalem Mohammad Hamada expressed in the statement that the Palestinian resistance: “Is ready to defend Jerusalem and its residents, and will not surrender to the Israeli extortion or bear more Israeli violations.”
The statements came one day after Israeli aggression on Sheikh Jarrah, its people and activists standing in solidarity.
Residents of Sheikh Jarrah today await a court’s decision on their forcible transfer from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood to make way for illegal settlers.