The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziad al-Nakhalah, delivered a resolute message on Friday, expressing the triumph of the resistance in compelling the enemy to engage in negotiations for a prisoner exchange.
Al-Nakhalah emphasized that the release of their prisoners is non-negotiable, declaring, “The remaining enemy prisoners will not be released without releasing our prisoners.”
In his address on the initiation of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Al-Nakhalah reflected on the past month, marked by ground aggression and lofty enemy slogans. He revealed that despite the enemy’s unconditional rejection of an agreement, the steadfastness of the resistance fighters will eventually force a process leading to the release of all their prisoners, under the principle of ‘all for all.’
Highlighting the broader context, Al-Nakhalah linked the enemy’s aggression not only to the resistance’s actions on October 7 but also to new geopolitical arrangements in the Middle East.
Undeterred by the challenges, Al-Nakhalah reiterated the ongoing relevance of the Zionist goals set by the enemy. He emphasized the need to persist in the fight against these goals, stating, “We will not be broken, we will not surrender, and we will fight—this is our choice today more than ever before.”
Addressing speculations about control over the Gaza Strip post-war, Al-Nakhalah dismissed such claims, urging those involved to prioritize defending their people instead of cooperating with enemies. He declared, “Stop chattering and turn to defending your people; this is the path to freedom.”
Al-Nakhalah concluded with a powerful reaffirmation: “We will not break, we will not surrender, and we will fight. This is our choice today, more than ever before, and our people, through their remarkable sacrifices, echo the will of all free people worldwide.”
Lebanon Resistance Source of Pride
Al-Nakhalah expressed pride in the global significance of the resistance’s actions, stating, “What the resistance is doing has become a source of pride for all peoples of the world.”
He acknowledged and commended Hezbollah’s operations in southern Lebanon, affirming, “We are proud of the resistance in Lebanon supporting their brothers in Palestine.”
Gratitude extended to Hezbollah, Iraq, Yemen, and Syria for their support during the Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. Al-Nakhalah specifically acknowledged the courageous efforts of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, recounting their successful resistance operations that compelled enemy settlers to abandon settlements.
He also praised the Mujahideen in Iraq for their role in the resistance field, highlighting their attacks on American bases. Al-Nakhalah acknowledged the distinguished presence of Syria and Yemen in defending and resisting Palestine, emphasizing the importance of ongoing efforts to break aggression and thwart the enemy’s goals.
In a stark warning about the future, Al-Nakhalah anticipated a bloodier and more criminal aggression post-ceasefire.
He asserted that the only force capable of changing the course of the war and aggression lies in the bravery of the fighters in Gaza, the West Bank, and their comrades across various arenas. Their resilience, according to Al-Nakhalah, will create new realities that compel the enemy to retreat.
Source: Al-Manar English Website