Sunday, August 5, 2012

Al-Shahniya: Israel's assassinations strengthen resistance

 Maan News Agency

Published today 19:52
Palestinians mourn in the morgue of Abu Yosef Al-Nagar hospital after
an Israeli air strike in southern Gaza on Aug. 5.
(Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel's assassinations of resistance leaders strengthen the determination of fighters, a member of the central leadership of resistance committees in Gaza said Sunday.

Israel on Sunday killed a militant in a airstrike near Rafah in southern Gaza. Medics identified the victim as Abed Hijazi, a 22-year-old fighter affiliated with a fringe Salafi group.

Ayman al-Shahniya said such killings increased the strength and determination of fighters to continue resisting Israel's occupation.

"Our only strategic choice to communicate with the Israeli occupation will be through the barrel of a gun because what was taken by force can only be retaken by force and that's the path our martyrs have chosen," al-Shahniya added, during a visit to the families of fighters killed by Israel in Rafah.

He urged all Palestinians to support national unity and resistance.