The Swiss newspaper Le Tan said that the Palestinian factions in Lebanon, before the attack by the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) on the seventh of last October, known as “Al-Aqsa floodShe was wrestling with the model of society she wanted, but since that date she seemed united and agreed on the necessity of resisting Israel and rejecting negotiations with it.
In Al-Burj camp (35 thousand people), where Lebanese law is absent and governance and security belong to the Palestinian factions, there is a consensus to support the attack of last October 7 on Israel and consider it an act of resistance, and therefore Hamas flags and pictures of Abu Ubaida, the spokesman, are spread everywhere. In the name of its military wing Al-Qassam Brigadessays newspaper correspondent Sophie Waldgen.
Hamas gave us hope
Kamel (33 years old) says, “We are here smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee, and our brothers are being killed. I have two sisters in Gaza stripAnd they are still alive.” He adds, “We have already died anyway, so losing our lives there does not matter.” Bilal (unemployed) agrees with him, saying, “We are ready to fight, even with a fork.” Even if 20,000 or 30,000 are killed, we will support Hamas until the end. The events of October 7 gave us hope. Look at the protests around the world. Now people see what we’re going through.”
The correspondent pointed out that the North Tower had been with Hamas for years, but the situation is different now. Omar (47 years old) said as he took out his Palestine Liberation Organization card dating back to 1996, “After… Oslo AccordsI had hope for a normal life with dignity, but you can’t make peace with an enemy who doesn’t want it. Unlike the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas Traitor, Hamas is looking for solutions.”
Salah: We tried everything. This despair and sadness lead us to choose death with dignity. If this collection of blood of Palestinian children in Gaza doesn’t move the world, I don’t know what will
For his part, Ismail (24 years old), who comes from the Sabra camp in the southern suburb of Beirut, says, “Our parents’ generation rallied to Fatah. I tried to negotiate for a long time to conclude a false peace on pieces of paper,” but October 7 was for him… Electric shock: “Before that I was not interested in Palestine. We live in Lebanon, this country whose geography we know,” but now – he says – “all I want is to fight in Palestine. After Gaza there will be Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. We have to train to defend ourselves.” “.
A war on all Palestinians
Even the security official of the Palestinian camps in southern Lebanon and member of the Fatah movement, Lieutenant Tawfiq Abdullah, says, “Today, no negotiations are possible. Signing the Oslo Accords was a grave mistake. We agreed on two states, but now we control only 22% of the territory, in miserable conditions.” “We have lost everything,” protests Kazem Hassan, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Fatah in Shatila. “The international community has promised us a binational solution all these years. In fact, we have been offered a state with double standards.”
Hassan confirms that negotiating with Israel is no longer on the agenda, regretting that Hamas killed many of Fatah’s leaders and members. He says, “This conflict between brothers is a disgrace to the Palestinians. We will no longer offer Israel the pleasure of watching its two enemies fight. Our battle is political and national, not religious,” and he adds, “ Says (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu This war is against Hamas, but in reality it is against all Palestinians.”
For his part, Salah Salah, one of the founders, explains: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine In Lebanon – there is no competition between Fatah, which is divided into several groups, and the Hamas movement, so that Fatah, which is accustomed to this, takes over the management of organizing the lives of Palestinian refugees, and leaves Hamas to carry out its activities without interference. As for the rest of the organizations – according to the correspondence – they say, “We have tried everything. “This despair and this sadness lead us to choose death with dignity. If this collection of blood of Palestinian children in Gaza does not move the world, I don’t know what will.”