Islamic Jihad leader: We must set realistic goals for intifada
A senior member of the Islamic Jihad’s political bureau, Muhammad al-Hindi, has expressed his support for declaring the recent wave of terror to be an intifada, and for setting realistic goals to achieve.
Al-Hindi posted on his Facebook account that ending what he referred to as the settlements and the land thefts, as well as breaking up the settlements in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank are reasonable goals to present to the international community. Domestically, such a focus could also unite the varied Palestinian factions.
In addition, he called for creating a unified intifada leadership that will act to coordinate individuals, and will care for the families of “martyrs,” prisoners, and the owners of houses that are destroyed. It would also organize mass protests.
Al-Hindi expressed his strong opposition to international efforts to restore calm and demanded mass protests against visits by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry.