Fatah: Resistance doesn’t take orders from Assad or Hezbollah

Fatah plays down report that Assad wants Palestinians to attack Israel via the Golan in response to alleged air-attack.



Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf played down the report from The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, which stated that Syria was planning to allow Palestinian factions to attack Israel through the Golan in response to the alleged Israeli attack against Syria.

Palestinians in Syria protest [file]

Palestinians in Syria protest [file] – Photo: REUTERS

The press statement said that the Palestinian resistance does not function by the “push of a button,” according to a report in the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi.The resistance, according to the statement, does not take orders from any party in respect to the Syrian situation.

Assaf stated that the Palestinian people and factions would respond to Israeli attacks when and how they wished.

Meanwhile a Hezbollah official stated on Wednesday that Israel was taking advantage of the Syrian crisis in order to create a regional war, according to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star.

Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, the deputy head of the organization’s executive council said, “After what happened in Syria, it is very normal to conclude that Israel wants to take advantage of the crisis in Syria to change the equation as it seeks to drag the region into a war with its own terms on future war fronts.”

“After all the changes in Syria, the resistance has continued to strengthen the quantity and quality of its military capabilities and it is ready today to inflict on Israel a great defeat,” said Qaouk according to the report.


View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Fatah-The-resistance-doesnt-take-orders-from-Syria-312521