The head of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, Khaled Mishal said in a televised speech last week at a Palestinian conference held by Al Zaitona’s Centre in Beirut that the resistance is deeply rooted in every Palestinian soul.
He called for redefining the Palestinian national project and to reach a consensus on a national strategy that can reunite all Palestinian powers to stand behind the resistance’s project.
Mishal commented on the recent election of Yahia Sinwar as a new Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, saying that this is a testimony to democracy in the Islamic Movement, and noting that Hamas’s bylaws do not allow any figure to take the position of chairman for more than two terms.
He noted that Hamas is currently working on a document which outlines the movement’s ideology and its political heritage, which is due to be released in the next few weeks as a contribution from Hamas to the national Palestinian project.
Mishal reiterated his stance regarding the Oslo Accords and their dangerous ramifications on the Palestinian cause, urging the Palestinian leadership to relinquish them.
Regarding the internal Palestinian split, Mishal added that everyone needs to realize the importance of national partnership to end the division.
He noted that Hamas has succeeded in preserving the Palestinian struggle regardless of pressure and extortion.
Mishal concluded by stressing the need for opening new horizons to reorganize the Palestinian home.