Following are excerpts
from a TV report on Yemeni MP Muhammad AL-Hazmi presenting his dagger
to Ismail Haniya. The report aired on Al-Aqsa TV on October 22, 2010.
Announcer; A short
while ago, one of our brothers told me about something that happened
on board the Marmara. As you well know, Yemen is present today in our
hearts and on our land. As you well know, the dagger that our people
in Yemen call the jambiya is a symbol of Arab honor for the Muslims.
He told me that one of the Yemeni brothers on board the Marmara refused
to hand over his jambiya to the occupation forces, when they
raided the Marmara. He wounded two soldiers before the jambiya
was taken from him by force.
We salute the people
This was an introduction
to the speech by MP Muhammad Al-Hazmi, who represents the Yemeni delegation.
First, with your permission, I won't turn my back to commander Isamil
Praise be to Allah, who
has brought us to Gaza, the land of the blessed Jihad, against the will
of Stinkiyahu and his minister Barak.
Dear brothers, we have
come to you from Yemen, the land of Jihad, leaving behind millions of
Yemenis, who yearn to come and wage Jihad. Let me tell you, there may
not be political agreement on many things in Yemen, but all are united
behind the cause of Palestine – in the path of the resistance, not
the compromise. The leadership, the government, and the people are all
united in this.
Dear brothers, I don't
want to take up too much of your time. I was with my dear brothers on
board the Freedom Flotilla... I was wearing the Yemeni jambiya.
By Allah, the only reason I brought it along was to award it to Ismail
Haniya. But the Zionist enemy took it from me. So when I returned
to Yemen, I said to the people of Yemen that now I have two causes:
the Palestinian cause and the cause of the Yemeni jambiya.
I brought another
jambiya with me today, so allow me to present it on behalf of the
Yemeni people, because it is a symbol of our Yemeni people. Allow me
to take it off, and hand it over to my brother Ismail Haniya. In the
name of the Yemeni people, I hope he will accept it.
Man in audience:
Say: "Allah Akbar."
Announcer: I told
you about one of the Yemeni brothers. Our friend here is the one who
confronted the enemy, and today he brings this jambiya, in order
to proclaim the honor of Yemen, which will never be vanquished, Allah