The Hamas movement said on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the martyrdom of Fathi Shaqaqi that Palestine always remembers one of the most important leaders of the resistance who fought for the liberation of his country.
Qodsna (Tehran) - On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the martyrdom of the co-founder and Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Fathi Shaqaqi, the Hamas Movement said Palestine always remembers one of the most important leaders of the resistance who fought for his country and nation.
"Fathi Shaqaqi is the symbol of resistance and jihad and had a great effect on the national resistance of Palestine. He brought a new life into the body of Palestinian resistance," Hazem Qassem, the Hamas spokesman in Gaza said in a statement: "
In a separate statement, the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine announced that the movement will never ignore the principles that Fathi Shaqaqi fought for them.
"Fathi Shaqaqi is like a guiding light which turns the resistance into a nightmare for the enemy and is inspiring people to continue their fight against the Zionist enemy," the statement read.
Fathi Shaqaqi (1951 –1995) was the co-founder and Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. He was assassinated in Malta by Mossad agents, on October 26, 1995.
Shortly after the Iranian Revolution, Shaqaqi wrote a book, "Imam Khomeini, The Islamic Solution and the Alternative", which praised Ayatollah Khomeini and his approach to an Islamic state. In Shaqaqi's view the Khomeini victory "demonstrated that even against an enemy as powerful as the Shah, a jihad of determined militants could overcome all obstacles."