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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

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These groups can trigger a long-term resistance movement in IHK.
Palestinian security officials and Hamas media outlets said a naval position of the resistance movement was targeted by at least two strikes west of Gaza City.
"Today, the US has come to the point where it is forced to leave the region; meanwhile, the Palestinian Resistance movement has arrived at a point where it can save the Islamic world from Western dominance," he said.
Different resistance movements in the reform era of China have their own peculiar backgrounds and demands.
(Although Britain ultimately granted India independence, it did so only because of the financial exhaustion caused by World War II.) Conversely, the Danish resistance movement was surprisingly effective; the El Salvador strike ousted an odious dictator; and the Solidarity campaign, while only partially successful in the short term, created the conditions for a definitive victory just a few years later.
The shape of resistance movements is changing in the word.'
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the international conscience thwarted the United States-sponsored resolution to condemn the Palestinian resistance movement at the United Nations General Assembly.
As maintained by the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the results was a major victory for the resistance group.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Sayed Hassan Nasrallah said fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement have defended the Southern sector of Lebanon against Israel's acts of aggression.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah stressed that US President Donald Trump's threats to strike Syria will not intimidate either the Arab country or Russia, not even the entire region.
He also referred to the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani's support for the Palestinian resistance movements, and said this means that Iran has turned into the strongest ally of Palestinians and Intifada at a time when most of its Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf region are busy with normalizing ties with Israel and collaborating with Trump for Judaization of the holy Quds.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani voiced Iran's full support for the Palestinian resistance movements.