Following is an excerpt from a TV show featuring Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on November 20, 2012.
Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah: The resistance has been preparing for this moment for years. Ever since the cannons fell silent in the Gaza war of 2008-2009, the resistance began working tirelessly day and night and in all directions. It has developed its missile capabilities, produced locally in Gaza – and we saw the outcome today – and it has brought whatever it could from abroad. Everything that came from abroad found its way directly into the Gaza Strip, in any possible way – in Egypt of today, of yesterday, and Allah willing, of the future.
It is inconceivable that Iran is the sole provider of weapons to the Gaza resistance, and then we rebuke one another for taking Iran's weapons. We want weapons from all the Arabs. Open the storehouses before the weapons get rusty.