[Monday June 14 2013] The Hamas movement called on the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to withdraw its fighters from Syria [supporting President Bashar Assad], and to focus on the struggle against Israel.Dr. Mousa Abumarzook, member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, posted a statement by Hamas on his Facebook page, and stated that âthe current developments in Syria, the challenges the Syrian people, the Palestinian people, the Arab and Islamic Nations face require stressing essential issuesâ
âWe demand Hezbollah with withdraw his fighters from Syria, to keep his weapons only directed against the Zionist occupationâ, the Hamas official said, âThe existence of Hezbollah fighters in Syria increases sectarian conflictsâ.
He further stated that the Syria people have the right to live in dignity and freedom, and that they have always been supportive of the Palestinian resistance âtherefore, we express our solidarity with the Syrian people, feel their pain and sufferingâ.
Abumarzook added that the Palestinian cause, âresisting the Zionist occupation a top priority under all circumstances and conditionsâ.