Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What Does "Popular Resistance" Mean To You?

I found the phrase "popular resistance" in this petition:

Posted by: "Mazin Qumsiyeh" Sat May 21, 2011 11:33 am (PDT)

Please consider joining this action call and forward to those who you think might join (Israelis and Palestinians). Mazin

Many people of good faith yearn for a future that is a joint democratic pluralistic state that encompasses all of the historic land of Palestine (currently the political entities of the apartheid State of Israel and the post-1967 Israeli occupied Palestinian Territories). It is time to put our beliefs into practice by bringing together all these people to effect the needed transformation socially and politically. We call on you to join us to formulate all the needed mechanisms for this transformation....

...We believe in popular resistance and an anti-Apartheid struggle to achieve our collective goals. We will build on the previous initiatives and conferences that focused on one state solutions...

If you would like to join us, go to ...

The "popular resistance" rang a memory bell.

We have this:

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) (Arabic: لجان المقاومة الشعبية) are a coalition of various armed Palestinian factions that oppose the conciliatory approach adopted by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah towards Israel. Active in the Gaza Strip, the military wing of the PRC is the al-Naser Salah ad-Din Brigades.

The above group's own statement reads , in part:

In 1939, Britain responded to Palestinian popular resistance to Zionist settlement by issuing a White Paper

and we know that "resistance" was three year of Arab terror causing the murders of over 500 Jews.

Hamas' real name is the Islamic Resistance Movement.

The Islamic Jihad discusses its methods :

Since the regime is foreign an non-Moslem, the methods of resistance to be used are different from those adopted by similar groups operating against Moslem and Arab regimes. The ideology of the Palestinian Jihad factions calls for armed struggle against Israel through guerrilla groups composed of the revolutionary vanguard, which carry out terrorist attacks aimed at weakening Israel...

What do you think "popular resistance" means?


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