December 22, 2015 Special Dispatch No. 6242

Fatah Central Committee Member In Letter Of Condolences For Samir Quntar's Death: He Was A 'National Hero'; We Will Continue Struggle Until 'Arab And Palestinian Soil Is Purged'

December 22, 2015
Lebanon, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 6242

On December 20, 2015, Fatah Central Committee member 'Abbas Zaki sent a letter of condolences to Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah for the death of Druze Lebanese terrorist Samir Quntar, who was killed one day earlier in Damascus in an airstrike that has been attributed to the Israeli air force. In the letter, Zaki calls Quntar a "national hero," "the leader of the prisoners," and a "Palestinian martyr," and describes his death as a tragedy for both the Palestinian and the Lebanese people. He also draws a connection between the Palestinian struggle and Hizbullah, and promises Quntar to continue the struggle until "the Arab and Palestinian soil is purged of the Zionist occupation and of the criminal gangs."


Zaki's letter to Nasrallah (Image:

The following is the translated text of the letter, which was posted on Fatah's official Twitter page.[1]    

"In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful,

"Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah, of them some have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. have been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed [their covenant] in the least. [Koran 33:23]."

"To the Honorable Hassan Nasrallah, Allah protect him, greetings [in the name of] Arabhood and our common struggle.

"We received with honor and pride the news about the martyrdom of the national hero, one of your most prominent knights, the leader of the prisoners, the martyr of the Lebanese resistance and of Palestine Samir Quntar, who was martyred in a treacherous [action] last night, a criminal bombing by the planes of the  Zionist entity.

"We convey to the honorable [Nasrallah] our most sincere and profuse condolences. We console also ourselves for this grave event as we inform the Palestinian and Lebanese people, and our Arab nation, of the martyrdom of the heroic jihad fighter Samir Quntar. We promise the martyr to continue on the path of struggle and war until [we achieve] victory, with Allah's help, and purge the Palestinian and Arab soil of the Zionist occupation and of the criminal gangs.

"[Quntar] merits the full glory of Paradise, at the side of the Prophets, the martyrs and the righteous. His martyrdom is a source of honor and pride for us and for yourselves. To his family and his friends [we wish] patience and [convey our] condolences.

"We belong to Allah and to Him we return.


"Your brother 'Abbas Zaki,

"Member of the Fatah Central Committee,

"General Commissioner for Arab-China Relations"

"Palestine, Ramallah, December 20, 2015."




[1], December 20, 2015.

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