"Resistance" Conference in Beirut Draws Far Left American and International Activists
Alliance between Hezbollah and Hamas
Posted: February 1, 2010
Throughout the speeches and workshops at the conference, Hamas and Hezbollah leaders repeatedly praised one another and called for the unification of resistance forces against the United States and Israel, common "enemies of the resistance."
On the second day of the conference, a delegation of Hamas officials, including Khaled Meshal, met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at an undisclosed location in southern Beirut and agreed to establish a joint military command for Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, and throughout the Arab world. They also pledged to strengthen ties between their security and intelligence agencies and to establish joint offices in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.
The group also discussed the Arab world's "incompetence in the face of the Israeli threat" and the futility of the Arab world's stance against Israel and the U.S., according to a public statement released by Hezbollah media relations.
Other high-level Hamas officials who attended the meeting included Mousa Abu Marzouk, Hamas' deputy political leader in Damascus, Mohamed Nasr and Osama Hamdan.