• Hezbollah, Hamas forming ‘joint body’ against US policy shift on Quds

The Lebanese and Palestinian resistance movements, Hezbollah and Hamas, are setting up a joint body to stand up to the US President Donald Trump’s contentious decision on al-Quds, an informed source says.

The Lebanon-based security source told The Daily Star on Tuesday that the joint “coordination room” would operate on political, military and security levels.

The command, he said, would gather representatives from Hezbollah and Hamas as well as Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known by its Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, and other resistance groups in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

“There could be an official announcement soon from the axis of resistance that it is coming together to confront Israel and Trump’s decision,” the source added.

On December 11, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan said that Trump's move had made the US and White House isolated in the world.

Hamas has said al-Quds is the “eternal capital” of the state of Palestine, and that American or Israeli decisions cannot change this fixed reality.

It has also said Israel has “no land” and naturally no right to designate “a capital” city, calling for a new Palestinian intifada (uprising) against the occupying regime in Tel Aviv.



Dec 27, 2017 14:10 UTC