Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Representative In Lebanon Says He Received Invitation From Moscow To Attend Fourth Round Of Intra-Palestinian Dialogue Later This Month

February 13, 2024

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On February 10, 2023, Lebanese Hizbullah's Al-Nour Radio published on its website the transcript of an interview it had conducted with Ihsan Ataya, a representative of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Lebanon.[1]

Discussing the recent developments in the war in Gaza, Ataya undermined the American diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire, saying that "America is trying to appear as a neutral party before the eyes of the world in order to avoid being a full partner in the massacres and crimes committed publicly by the Zionist enemy."

He went on to condemn U.S. diplomacy, accusing Washington of intimidating some countries to prevent them from extending support to the Palestinian people.

Praising the Palestinian factions and its Iran-backed allies, he added:

"The resistance is depleting the enemy [resources] greatly, and America wants to end the battle to stop this depletion, and because it does not want the enemy to appear failing and defeated."

Conference In Russia

Ataya also claimed that yesterday, February 9, the PIJ had received "an invitation from Moscow for an intra-Palestinian dialogue," adding that preparations were underway to organize a conference by the end of February and the beginning of March.

He further noted that such a "meeting is the fourth of its kind in Russia."

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[1] Alnour, February 13, 2023.

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