Egypt this week hosted a “resistance” conference attended by the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbullah and Palestinian Authority terrorist groups. They discussed linking the Arab Spring uprisings with demands of the Palestinian Authority.
The two-day convention at the Egyptian Press Syndicate was held under the lofty name of the "Founding Conference of the Arab-Islamic Gathering to Support the Option of Resistance," according to The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
Delegates from 14 countries joined the meeting, including those from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, Sudan and Jordan. The terrorist groups from the Palestinian Authority were not named but probably include Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, the military arm of the Fatah movement headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Representatives also came from the Muslim Brotherhood, which spawned the Hamas terrorist organization and which has gained significant influence in Egypt since the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.
A delegate from Hizbullah spoke in the name of its supreme leader, Hassan Nasrallah, Arab news agencies reported.
The conference attempted to establish a link between the so-called "resistance," the Arab code word for terrorism, and the Arab Spring uprisings.
Osama Hamdan, responsible for Hamas' international relations, said that "the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict will never end unless Israel ceases to exist.”