Comrade Dr. Maher al-Taher, member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and leader of its branch outside Palestine, called for Palestinian national unity, demanded an end to useless negotiations with the enemy, and upheld the potential of the resistance to defeat Israel.
Comrade Taher spoke at a forum organized by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in the Yarmouk refugee camp south of Damascus, marking 76 years of its foundation, on November 25, 2008. He called for all efforts to be exerted to reunify the Palestinian situation, urging that in the face of efforts to destroy the Palestinian cause and undermine Palestinian rights, such work is particularly critical.
Comrade Taher said further that, "We have seen for 15 years what has come from the 'opportunity' of the Authority in the negotiations with the enemy - 11,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including half of the members of the National Council." He called upon the Palestinian leadership, particularly Fateh and Hamas, to place the Palestinian interest above narrow interests.
"The defeat of Israel has become a realistic possibility, especially after the victory of Hezbollah and the Lebanese people in the war in July 2006 and the role of the Iraqi resistance that led to the defeat of Blair, the former British prime minister, and U.S. president Bush." Comrade Taher said.
He further demanded the release of Comrade Ahmad Sa'adat, General Secretary of the PFLP, from Israeli jails, stressing the importance of his leadership and struggle in the Palestinian national cause.