Prof. Qassem: Israeli closure of West Bank requires resistance response

[ 20/04/2011 – 09:11 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Dr. Abdul-Sattar Qassem political science professor at Al-Najah University in Nablus called for Palestinian response after Israel has closed off the West Bank for the Passover holidays.

Palestinian condemnation statements and going to the UN Security Council and human rights organizations ”relaxes Israel”, Prof. Qassem said in a press statement.

”We must ask ourselves what we must do to face the challenge. This question should be the topic of continued discussion, which we are lacking,” he said.

”[Israel] works according to its interests,” he said. ”We have no shortage cursing the enemy, but rather we lack means of facing it and working according to our interests.”

He added that ”real and mindful resistance” would ensure a response to Israel, and not resistance through the Security Council and media, because Israel would only receive verbal condemnation and thus continue attacks ”in comfort”.

”Official policies help Israel on the ground,” Qassem continued, ”because it only hears statements that won’t deter it from doing what it wants.”

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