Palestine is the battlefront on which the future of the region will be decided .
Asked in his weekly
seminar about the consequences of what has happened in Iraq on Syria,
Palestine and Lebanon, the Religious Authority H.E. Sayyed Mohammad
Hessian Fadlullah said:
I have previously said that the
Palestinian front will be the target that will be most focused on in
the aftermath of the war on Iraq. It is the main goal of the American
Administration. And that is because although America was successful on
the military front in Iraq as a result of a preset dead, it has not
been successful on the political level despite all its attempts to
stir up the state of chaos thinking that this will result in a growing
demand for America to secure internal security, and consequently not
to be treated as an occupying army.
Therefore, the American
Administration is focusing on the Palestinian front to achieve a
political victory by creating internal Palestinian rifts, thus paving
the way to impose the Israeli solution America is trying to introduce
as the ideal one. It aims ultimately to be able to tell the world that
all that it did in Iraq was with the Palestinian question in mind.
We have to understand that what
America is planning for is not more than providing certain security
arrangements that are constantly changing, with no political solution
This is in fact what Sharon and the
Likud are trying to achieve using various methods including internal
strife to burry the issue of Palestinians’ right of return and
self-determination once and for all... In this respect, we believe
that the pressures against Syria are a part of this conspiracy that
also wants to legitimize the American occupation of Iraq.
Therefore, as we ask the
Palestinians to unite and fail all American and Israeli attempts to
create internal rifts among them, we are sure that they could confront
all the new escalating pressures, for they alone are the ones who
could decide to surrender or continue to fight.
We are sure that they have all the
resolve and faith that will enable them to confront all the
difficulties in the coming phase provided.
The entire nation supports them in
every available means, for Palestine is the battlefront in which the
whole future of the nation will be decided.