Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eid Al-Adha Celebrations in Gaza

 Eid Al-Adha celebrations in Gaza City Stadium year 2007
Photo Khaled Safi / PalestineFreeVoice Images

By Hiyam Noir

PalestineFreeVoice Gaza - Ismail Haniyeh,the Hamas leader, PM and the  chairperson of Gaza authority said in his Eid Al-Adha speech in Gaza City on Tuesday, that, "despite of our disappointment to the failure in the last round of the unity meetings  we still will keep the door open for a reconciliation".

During his speech in Gaza City, Haniyeh one day after Palestinian political factions rejection to the US proposal of military and political incentives, a 90-day Israeli extension of a settlement moratorium, excluding East Jerusalem,in exchange for a US veto,over the United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state including rejection of 20 new fighter jets to Israeli occupant.

Regarding the discord between Hamas and the Fatah-seized Palestinian authority in Ramallah, Haniyeh said he would continue to "adhere to an end to the division," - despite the subject matter of the secular Fatah's obeisance to American influence over the reconciliation issues.

"Some are depending on the will of the Americans," Haniyeh told tens of thousands gathered in the Gaza City Stadium for the traditional Gaza Eid prayer. Haniyeh assured that Hamas will give precedence to "unity and reconciliation in the pure interest of our land and our nation,the ultimate solution to the struggle and a Palestinian sovereign state."..he continued "it is true that there are political differences in the Palestinian arena, however the only enemy is the occupation".

Regarding US taxpayers gift to the Zionist entity, of 20 new fighter jets, an American-Israel deal, Haniyeh belittled Israel, he said; - "our enemy is inferior, no matter how many weapons the Americans will give them,t hey will remain an isolated entity geographically and historically.This land ( Palestine)is ours, Jerusalem is ours."

In an act of clemency on Monday,Hamas prison authorities in Gaza released some prisoners on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

The prison administrator Mr. Nader Suleiman,said in a breath statement that Gaza prison authorities have open up the prison doors to  some two hundred prisoners from Gaza Strip jails,and approximately 270 were released under a campaign to promote dignity in the work of the Gaza police department.

Simultaneously on the West bank, the Fatah-seized Palestine Authority announced the release of about a dozen political prisoners for the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

On Tuesday the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas", Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades on occasion of the Eid Holiday greeted the Palestinian people,and the Arab and Islamic nations,encouraging Muslims all over the world to contribute to the progress of a dignified Palestinian unification and the liberation of Al Aqsa mosque and of all Muslim lands.

In it's statement,the Ezzedine Al- Qassam Brigades (QB)reminded the world community of that the Al Aqsa Mosque still is under Zionist occupation and in urgent need of great efforts to be returned to the Muslim Ummah.

The QB declared that the battle against the Zionist enemy is on the top of it's agendas,and will continue until the liberation of the entire lands of Palestine.“We the QB will continue in the path of preparing our self to confront the enemies of mankind ( the Israelis)and we confirm today, that we are proceeding on the path of resistance.

The Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades, (QB) used the opportunity to  send greetings to the Palestinians wounded and hospitalized by the Israelis,and to the Martyrs, asserting that the QB will stay loyal to their great sacrifices.

QB also greeted the detainees languishing in the jails of the occupation, and saluted the steadfastness of Gaza Strip,sending Eid greetings to members of the Palestinian resistance of Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades, and to members of other Palestinian resistance factions.

In it's finale statement the QB called upon the Palestinian people to pay visit to each other, and not forget to visit families of Palestinian martyrs and detainees across the occupied land of Palestine.

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