PFLP leader welcomes General Soleimani’s supportive position

FNA – Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Abu Ahmed Fouad welcomed Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani’s support for the Palestinian resistance movements.

“Major General Soleimani is a skilled person and we welcome his statement,” Fouad was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Tuesday.

He stressed that the resistance is not alone and enjoys great capabilities, adding, “One of the most important reasons for continued Intifada is existence of a united leadership in all (resistance) groups.”

His remarks came after General Soleimani voiced Iran’s full support for the Palestinian resistance movements.

He made the remarks during a Monday telephone conversation with commanders of Hamas’ military wing, Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, who had been defending the blockaded Gaza Strip against Israel’s acts of aggression, and the Islamic Jihad resistance movement.

The top Iranian general also urged all resistance movements in the region to boost their readiness to defend the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Soleimani’s comments came amid simmering tensions in the occupied territories of Palestine following a decision by US President Donald Trump to formally recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel.

Trump last Wednesday defied global warnings and said Washington formally recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel and would begin the process of moving its embassy to the occupied city, breaking with decades of American policy.

The announcement prompted harsh international warnings that it would bring more chaos to the Middle East region. Several protests have been held in many countries over the past days against the US and Israel.