Following is an excerpt from an interview with Syrian MP Muhammad Habash, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on December 12, 2007:
Muhammad Habash: There are peace-loving forces. I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, a few days ago, and I saw [Ronnie] Kasrils, a Jewish member of the South African government, who is a member of the Communist Party. When he began talking, I sensed an Arab pulse beating through his words, in his defense of Palestine on the day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Soon enough, I thought to myself that he might be a member of Fatah. A little later, I thought he might be from Hamas, and a little later, I thought he might belong to the Islamic Jihad. We have many friends in this world, who could easily be classified as members of the PFLP, the DFLP, and the other factions of the Palestinian struggle. Even though they are Jews, they refuse to accept injustice and oppression, and they are willing to support our causes.