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Aug 17, 2005
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Armed PLFP Terrorists on Al-Manar TV

#815 | 02:42
Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

The following are excerpts about armed PFLP squads in Gaza, which aired on Al-Manar TV on August 17, 2005

Reporter: They come from the orange and olive groves, and emerge from dark corners. Their only option is resistance and confrontation. The aggression has reached every corner of the occupied Palestinian lands and has even reached PFLP Secretary-General Abu Ali Mustafa. The brigades that are named after him carried out a revenge operation on October 7, 2001, killing the most senior Israeli in the Intifada – the Intifada that culminated in Israel's announcement of the disengagement plan, which ends its military and civilian presence in the Gaza Strip settlements.

PFLP Fighter: This withdrawal is only because of the blows of the Palestinian resistance, and the steadfastness of our courageous Palestinian people. The Palestinian people insisted on delivering blow after blow, despite the heavy losses and casualties we sustained due to our steadfastness.

Reporter: The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, like the other factions, have deterred the occupation army. Their fighters carried out courageous operations, including martyrdom operations. Their commanders were arrested and assassinated, and PFLP Secretary-General Ahmad Sa'dat was was held prisoner in Jericho. But this series of blows has not destroyed the spirit of resistance among the fighters.

PFLP Fighter 2: The Palestinian resistance has great endurance, and it has a lot of patience. The Palestinian resistance has carried out high-quality operations, and has defended the Palestinian revolution during the 53 years of occupation in Palestine.

Reporter: The disengagement plan is a challenge, possibly the most severe in the history of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades. The Israeli army, which is leaving Gaza, will strengthen its grip on the West Bank, while demanding that the Palestinian Authority disarm the military wings of the factions in Gaza, and prevent them from carrying out military operations – a demand that runs counter to the plans of some resistance factions.

PFLP Fighter: The (Zionist) entity's withdrawal from Gaza does not mean it will enjoy a monopoly in the Palestinian West Bank. The resistance in Gaza and the West bank is coordinated. The political map, as far as we are concerned, is of a united political homeland, and of unity in geography and struggle. We will not allow the Zionist occupation to have a monopoly on attacks against our brothers in the West Bank.

Reporter: The disengagement plan and the settlers leaving Gaza may provide some respite for these fighters. However, a fighter's respite is usually short, and is determined by the enemy's response. 'Imad 'Id, Al-Manar TV, Gaza.

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