Hosted the grandson of the martyr Ahmad Al-Qasam, Arab American University in partnership with the Local People’s Committee for Refugees in Jenin organized the political session entitled “82 for Ezz Aldeen Al-Qasam Martyrdom Anniversary”.
The session attended by Dean of Faculty of Art at Arab American University Dr. Marwan Abu Al-Rob, Jenin Governor Assistant Mansour Al-Sadi, Head of the People’s Committee for Refugees Mohammad Habash, and number of university students and faculty members.
Dr. Abu Al-Rob started with a speech welcoming the attendees, and stressing on the session importance as it addresses an Islamic Revolutionary character that its knowledge and methods lived till this day. Pointing, the university seeks to enhance its students’ cultural awareness through organizing such events.
In turn, Assistant Governor of Jenin Mansour Al-Saadi said that this symposium is part of the activities carried by the People's Committee for Refugees and the Jenin District in response to the Balfour Declaration Centennial, and gave a brief description of the martyr I Ezz Aldeen Al-Qassam. He also recalled the martyr Mahmoud Saadi, Ezz Aldeen Al-Qassam comrade.
As for Ahmad Al-Qasam, he presented parts of his grandfather’s bibliography, his growing up, how he didn’t accept injustice, being the first to fight French Occupation in Syria, leading marches against Italian Occupation in Libya, his attempts to reach Libya and fight with its rebels, and promising Omar Al-Mokhtar to support the revolution against Italians. Mentioning, his departure from Syria to Palestine after being sentenced to death by the French, settling in Haifa to start a revolution against the British mandate and International Zionism. Also talked about the unequal fight he had against the British Army in Yapad fields where he died in 20/11/1935.
Moreover, he mentioned the Zionist’s reaction to Al-Qasam jihadi movement and David Ben Gorion opinion in it as the most significant improvement in Palestine and the most dangerous threatening to Zionism. Also the reasons that made Al-Qasam revolt against Brits and Zionism.