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Abbas' Fatah to Hezbollah: "We are in the same trench, and are resisting the same ‎enemy"‎

On Jan. 18, 2015, Hezbollah commander Jihad Mughniyeh was killed in an Israeli ‎airstrike. Fatah extended its condolences to Hezbollah in the following article:‎
Headline: "Palestine offers its condolences to Hezbollah"‎
     ‎"Following the assassination of a group of Hezbollah activists in Quneitra by Israeli ‎occupation forces, the ambassador of the State of Palestine in Lebanon, Ashraf ‎Dabbour, expressed his condolences on Tuesday at the Al-Imam Al-Mujtaba ‎compound. He was accompanied by the commander of the [PA] National Security ‎‎[Forces] in Lebanon, Major-General Subhi Abu Arab and his deputy Major-General ‎Munir Al-Maqdah. ‎
In addition, a high-ranking delegation sent by the Fatah leadership headed by the ‎director of [Fatah's Lebanon] branch, Rifat Shanaah, [which included] the branch ‎members and Fatah Secretary-General in Beirut Samir Abu Afash... expressed their ‎condolences at the Al-Imam Al-Mujtaba compound. ‎
The Fatah delegation laid three wreaths on the grave of Martyr (Shahid) Jihad ‎Mughniyeh (son of Martyr Imad Mughniyeh) [parenthesis in source] on behalf of the ‎embassy of the State of Palestine, the PLO and Fatah... As they were laying the ‎wreaths, Rifat Shanaah said: 'In the name of the Palestinian National Liberation ‎Movement - Fatah; in the name of the PLO and the resisting Palestinian people, we ‎hereby express our heartfelt condolences to [our] brothers in the Hezbollah ‎leadership and to the families of the Martyrs. We are in the same trench, and are ‎resisting the same enemy.' ‎
He said: 'We emphasize that cowardly acts such as these and those [committed] ‎against our young men and our people in Palestine, Lebanon or anywhere else ‎merely strengthen our adherence and determination to resist this enemy, who robs ‎our people. We will adhere even more to our goals and Palestinian national ‎principles and to the unity of our position and that of struggle and Jihad between ‎us and our brothers in Hezbollah and all the forces acting to liberate Palestine and ‎Jerusalem. We say to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) that their sons, their Martyrs, ‎are the Martyrs of the Palestinian people.'
Hezbollah's deputy commissioner on the Palestinian issue, Sheikh Atallah Hammud, ‎said: 'In the Martyrs' garden, by the tomb of Martyr Imad Mughniyeh, his son Martyr ‎Jihad Mughniyeh and all the [other] Martyrs, we give thanks to our brothers in the PLO ‎and Fatah for their participation. We emphasize that the Martyrs who fell at Quneitra ‎fell on the path to Palestine, and for Palestine. We emphasize... that we will continue to ‎stride down the path and that our goal is Palestine and will remain Palestine. ‎Blessings to all the Martyrs who protected the honor of this nation.'"‎
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Notes: Imad Mughniyeh - senior member of Hezbollah who was linked to major ‎international terror attacks, including but not limited to: the 1983 bombing of the US ‎embassy in Beirut (63 killed), the 1983 bombing of the US army barracks in Beirut (241 ‎killed), the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847 (1 killed), the 1992 bombing of the Israeli ‎embassy in Buenos Aires (29 killed), and the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudia ‎Arabia (19 Americans killed). He was also linked to the Karine-A affair, a failed attempt ‎to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons to the Palestinian Authority in 2002, and to ‎numerous attacks along the Israel-Lebanon border. He was killed in a car bombing in ‎‎2008. 

Jihad Mughniyeh
- Commander of Hezbollah in the Syrian Golan Heights and son of ‎Imad Mughniyeh. Information about Mughniyeh is scarce, but according to Western ‎intelligence sources quoted in the international media, he was planning and preparing ‎terror attacks against Israel in the Golan Heights, including rocket fire and explosive ‎devices meant to target Israeli soldiers and civilians. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike ‎on Jan. 18, 2015.

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