• Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and Yemen's Ansarullah condemns Western 'tripartite aggression' against Syria

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement has strongly censured the recent joint airstrikes against Syria by the United States, Britain and France, criticizing some regional countries for opening up their airspace for the act of aggression.

According to Press TV, the Gaza-based movement, in a statement released on Saturday, described the US as the root cause of all evils in the world, stressing that Washington was seeking to perpetuate chaos in the Middle East and undermine unity and coherence in the region.

The Islamic Jihad further noted that the recent missile attack on Syria was meant to provide more support to the illegal Zionist entity and give it the green light to go ahead with its brutal terrorist policies against the Palestinian nation and other nations of the region.

The statement also reaffirmed the resistance movement’s solidarity with the Syrian government and nation, stressing that the Islamic Jihad stood by all Arab and Muslim nations in countering threats to their security, stability and unity.

The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement also condemned US-led strikes in Syria as “a blatant aggression [meant] to preserve the existence of the Zionist regime” of Israel.

Hezbollah: US-led attack, flagrant violation of Syria sovereignty   

Meanwhile, Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement slammed the aerial attacks on Syria as “a flagrant violation of the country’s sovereignty.”

"The war that America is waging against Syria, against the people of the region and resistance and liberation movements, will not realize its goals," it said in a statement.

Hezbollah also lauded Syria's air defense for confronting the missile attack launched earlier in the day.

Additionally, Lebanon’s Amal Movement, which is a political party associated with the country’s Shia Muslim community, has condemned the joint Western attack on Syria, and describing it as a “flagrant violation of international law, and a blatant attack on the Syrian state – the founding member of the United Nations.”

“The tripartite aggression maximizes the likelihood for the region to turn into a war zone. This could have serious consequences on international peace and security.

“The Amal Movement and all honorable people cannot dissociate themselves from the airstrikes on Syria, mainly because such an aggression affects the Middle East and surprisingly comes at the time when large areas of Syria’s soil have been liberated from the scourge of terrorism,” the Lebanese political party highlighted in a statement.

The airstrikes on Syria come as “Lebanon and Iraq are trying to restore their legislative entitlements, and Palestinians are pressing on their right to return and establish an independent state with al-Quds as its capital,” the statement added.

Ansarullah: US targeting those opposing colonial schemes in ME

Moreover, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement condemned the US-led airstrikes against Syria, stating that the aggression was in line with targeting all those who oppose US and Israeli colonial schemes in the Middle East.

“The aggression on Syria attests to the generous and solid support for the Zionist regime’s occupation and criminal organizations. It testifies that Syria’s stands are against those of Americans and Zionists,” Ansarullah said in a statement.

The statement added that some regional leaders were vying with each other in submission to the US and selling out the Palestinian cause.

Ansarullah further noted that it stood by Syria and considered the missile attack on the crisis-stricken Arab country as an act of aggression against the entire Muslim world.

The Yemeni movement then called on Arab and Muslim nations to close ranks, and fulfill aspirations for a dignified and independent future.



Apr 14, 2018 15:35 UTC