August 25, 2021 Special Dispatch No. 9512

Former Arafat Advisor In Open Letter To Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah: Oh Courageous And Beloved Commander, We Are Waiting For You To Act To Liberate Palestine, Drive The Israelis Out Of Our Land

August 25, 2021
Lebanon, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 9512


In his column in the online daily, Palestinian politician Bassam Abu Sharif, a former advisor of Yasser Arafat and a founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, wrote an open letter to Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah, in which he lavished praise on Nasrallah, stating that  the light in his face “reminds us of the light of the face of the Prophet Muhammad.” Adding that Nasrallah is a “courageous commander,” a source of hope, strength and inspiration whom the Palestinian and Arab peoples follow and  salute, Abu Sharif noted that today, after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is possible to “uproot the Zionists from our land.” He therefore urged the operations room of the resistance axis, headed by Nasrallah, to draw up a fighting plan that will “deliver painful blows” to Israel and cause the Israelis to flee back to the countries from which they came. Addressing Nasrallah, he emphasized: “You are our commander and we await [you] at the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa to pray together there... Our enemy will be destroyed… when the arrows reach its neck."

Bassam Abu Sharif (Source:

The following are translated excerpts from his article: [1]

"Oh courageous commander, I greet you in the name of the people of Palestine, Jerusalem, and every city, village, town, and refugee camp on Palestinian land, and address you with words of truth that express our intention to continue the struggle to liberate the Holy Land and the blessed Al-Aqsa [mosque] and [also] liberate Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and every Arab country that bows under the new imperialism of the Americans and their allies – the racists in Israel and the traitors who normalized [with Israel] in several Gulf states.

"Commander, I address you with words of truth: Do you know that our Palestinian people awaits you? Do you know that the Arab peoples everywhere look on you with pride and draw strength from your words, your deeds, your steadfastness, and your determination to defeat the enemy, and [that all these] elevate their morale and determination to continue the resistance to the enemy and to attack it with the aim of uprooting it from our land?

"Do you know that when they announce that you are about to give a speech, people wait by their radios or televisions, or near any [other] media that will bring them your voice? The sight of the people crowding around the television screen to see you is like the sight [we once saw] of people crowding around the radio to listen to [the late Egyptian president] Gamal ‘Abd Al-Nasser.

"I say this because the Palestinian people is deeply rooted in the land of Palestine, and these roots reach to the Arab countries. The people of Palestine have a national pan-Arab consciousness that belongs to an ancient nation, and you have appeared in order to strengthen [this nation’s] ability to defend itself and to mobilize its sons to fight for freedom, justice, and truth.

"Oh commander, we therefore salute you, [and] not only as a brother salutes his brothers. We salute you as a commander who thinks only of defeating the enemy and of liberating mankind and the land from the enemy’s defilement, bloody terrorism, racism, inhumanity, and wildness...

"Oh commander, history is not created by accident – but by digging [trenches], by steadfastness and persistence, and by attacking [for the purpose of] self-defense. We will be able to triumph only if we implement your words, according to which we, the resistance axis, are charged with a great responsibility, the main part of which is liberating Palestine, because this means uprooting the bloodthirsty Zionism that sows destruction and ruin on our land, like a snake spreads venom around it in order to kill.

"Uprooting Zionism from the land of Palestine is not impossible. Furthermore, it is easier than many think. What happened in Afghanistan [the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover] must make the Israelis realize that ultimately no one will protect them and no one will hide their nakedness and cover up their crimes. In fact, they must go back to [the lands] from which they came to settle [in Palestine], to steal it [from us], to rob the people of the land, and to torment them so severely.

"Sayyed [Nasrallah's title, indicating that he is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad], we love you for so many things, including the light of your face that reminds us of the light of the face of our Prophet Muhammad; your courage, because of which you do not hesitate to give [the enemy] as good as it gets; your ability to mobilize [people] and to shape awareness, and your ability to think logically and polemically and make precise calculations in order to exhaust the enemy. Oh Sayyed, the time is near, and we must not keep concealing what we have been concealing until an unknown time. The operations room of the resistance axis must work out the details of the plan [to harm the enemy] as did the martyr 'Imad Mughniyeh [Hizbullah officer killed in Damascus in February 2008] and the martyr [IRGC Qods Force commander Qassem] Soleimani [killed by the U.S. in Iraq in January 2020], since this is what will deliver painful blows to the enemy and shame it.

"You surely know that the enemy's Achilles heel is its disintegrating home front. In God's name, I see them [in my mind's eye] leaving and fleeing and going back to their own countries. I see them shaking [with fear] when you speak to the nation, because they say that you speak the truth... and if they say this, we say to you that you are our commander and we await [you] at the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa to pray together there...

"Oh our commander, we also say that our battle [on all fronts] is the same one... We all wish to be everywhere and to lie in wait for the enemy of our nation, who is plundering our resources, shattering our hopes, and preventing our progress. We think that the Tehran model is a good one – [it is a model] under which the resources of the nations are utilized for them and for elevating and advancing them.

"Finally, I reiterate my words: Oh commander, we await you with bated breath. Our enemy will be destroyed and will become tangled up with itself when the arrows reach its neck."


[1], August 20, 2021.

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