TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Palestinian Islamic Jihad representative in Tehran expressed regret at the internal disputes that have gripped the Islamic world, and called on the Muslim countries to focus attention on the fight against the Israeli regime.
He further praised the Palestinian nation for standing against the Israeli regime “single-handedly”, and described Palestine’s resistance against the “Zionist enemy” as a “factor in unifying and consolidating the Islamic Ummah (nation)”.
The resistance groups in Palestine, which are mainly centered in the Gaza Strip, are against any deal with Israel that falls short of their aspiration of liberating all Palestinian lands occupied by the Zionist regime.
But the Aalestinian Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas is in talk with Israel for a Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders, with East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital.
The direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks launched in July have shown little sign of progress. A previous round of negotiations collapsed in September 2010 in a bitter row over Israeli settlements.
The Palestinians want their state to include all land captured by Israel in 1967, but some 500,000 Jews now live in more than 200 settlements and outposts in the West Bank including East al-Quds, which are considered illegal under international law.
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