People, Democratic fronts for the liberation of Palestine reject truce; Hamas, Islamic Jihad study it
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 6/20/2003
The Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas has completed his separate meetings in Gaza with both the People's Front and the Democratic Front for the liberation of Palestine within the series of his meetings with all Palestinian groups in an attempt to crystallize a united position concerning to Roadmap peace plan.
The People's Front For Liberation of Palestine informed Abbas its rejection to abide by a truce with Israel and its cling to the resistance option.
Member of the front's political Bureau Jamil al-Majdalawi said in statements following the meeting with the Palestinian prime minister that the front stressed the right "of our people to resistance and this right should not be violated."
Al-Majdalawi indicated that the Roadmap to peace does not provide the minimum requirements of Palestinian ambitions, while the Israeli aggression are still continuous. He explained that the People's Front was due to have submitted yesterday evening to the higher national and Islamic follow up committee which includes 13 Palestinian groups including the Fatah movement a proposal on the work mechanism on a united national leadership.
According to officials in the committee, Abbas is to take part in the meeting with the higher follow up committee which will be held at the headquarters of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza. Abbas, had suggested to the Palestinian groups during his meeting with their representative in Gaza on Wednesday to form a united Palestinian leadership for the Palestinian people, a proposal drafted by the remarkable Palestinian national figure Haidar Abdul Shafi.
On the other hand, the Democratic Front For Liberation of Palestine stressed following the meeting of its representatives with Abbas yesterday the right of the Palestinian people to resistance and that resistance can not be described as terrorism.
In separate meetings with the Palestinian prime minister yesterday, the Islamic resistance movement ( Hamas ) and the Islamic Jihad stressed that reaching a truce with Israel is linked to the withdrawal of the occupation forces from the Palestinian territories, halting all assassination operations of resistance cadres. The two movements announced yesterday they are still making consultations on declaring the truce.
Meantime, al-Quds group of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility for the Palestinian operation which took place yesterday morning in the Jordan Valley and resulted in killing one Israeli settler and its executor. It announced in a statement that the operation was executed by Ahmad Ali Aba'ehra.
The Israeli army radio announced that the Israeli security departments were put in a state of alert following the operation.
Meantime, the Israeli forces intensified their security measures at the road check points surrounding Jerusalem. Qalandia crossing between Ramullah and Jerusalem witnessed strong inspection measures under which hundreds of Palestinians underwent.
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