[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 â€śthe current developments in Syria, the challenges the Syrian people, the Palestinian people, the Arab and Islamic Nations face require stressing essential issuesâ€ť
â€śWe demand Hezbollah with withdraw his fighters from Syria, to keep his weapons only directed against the Zionist occupationâ€ť, the Hamas official said, â€śThe existence of Hezbollah fighters in Syria increases sectarian conflictsâ€ť.
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 â€śtherefore, we express our solidarity with the Syrian people, feel their pain and sufferingâ€ť.
Abumarzook added that the Palestinian cause, â€śresisting the Zionist occupation a top priority under all circumstances and conditionsâ€ť.