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Abu Mujahid: “Resistance cannot be blackmailed”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 26, 2009

Abu Mujahid, spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, stated that the resistance cannot be blackmailed, regardless of Israeli pressures, and is determined on its conditions regarding the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.

Abu Mujahid

Abu Mujahid

Abu Mujahid added that no matter how hard the occupation works, to pressure and blackmail the resistance, the fighters will remain steadfast and will become more persistent on their demands regarding a prisoner-swap deal.

He also said that he is not surprised to see some prominent figures in the international community standing by Israel and defending “the soldier who was shelling our homes, killing our women and children when the resistance captured him”.

Abu Mujahid stated that the resistance will not abandon its vows to the detainees, and that the Israeli pressures and illegal conducts against the detainees and their families, will only boost the determination steadfastness of the Palestinian people.

Israel carried a series of measures against the detainees, denying their visitation rights, barring them from meeting with their lawyers, and placed dozens of detainees in solitary confinement. It also decided to bar the detainees from pursuing higher education while in detention.