KUWAIT CITY, July 29: It is regrettable that Arab and Islamic ranks are seeking to spread the idea of defeat in relation to the Palestinian cause, says Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim.
The Speaker made the statement before the emergency conference of the Arab Parliamentary Union in Rabat, Morocco to discuss the situation in Jerusalem.
He added that Kuwait will continue to support Palestinians and reject calls to surrender.
Al-Ghanim affirmed the people of Kuwait, who studied at Sabah Al-Ahmad School and are part of the Arab and Muslim world, will not be complacent and they will not succumb to defeatist thoughts on the Palestinian cause.
“Some people are promoting the concept of surrender and questioning the value of conferences and meetings on Palestine. They want Arabs and Muslims to stop discussing or focusing on the Palestinian cause,” he disclosed.
The speaker went on to say, “At this point, I ask the losers and the weak: Is it because we are unable to support the Palestinians with weapons that we give up all forms of victory. Do you want us to give up all of our emotional and sympathetic stances towards them?”
Addressing those present at the conference, Al-Ghanim asserted: “It is our duty as representatives of Arab parliaments to support Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“This is our first Arab cause. We have to honestly represent the pulse of the nation, its feelings and conscience.”
He added, “After two months, the Parliaments of the world will meet in Saint Petersburg. Before that, the work of the United Nations General Assembly will begin, followed by dozens of continental conferences and international forums. Our main responsibility is to keep the Palestinian cause conscious and alive on the world map.”
Meanwhile, MP Khalil Al-Saleh praised the speaker for conveying a clear message about the Kuwaiti fingerprint, Islamic identity and Arab eloquence towards the unprecedented aggression of the Zionist entity.
He stressed that the categorical position of Kuwait on normalizing relations with the Zionist entity is solidified through such words, which cannot be penetrated by doubts or attempts to undermine our resolve to confront the Zionist entity by all means.
He pointed out, “The Zionist attacks on our holy sites have reached a point not seen in history. Therefore, Arab and Islamic positions must match the magnitude of such attacks which brought deep pain to our hearts.”
He asserted the role of Arab parliaments in political, diplomatic and humanitarian struggles must remain the language of the people, considering the sacrifice made by Palestinians to support them.
Furthermore, the Union of Workers at the Secretariat General of the National Assembly lauded the speech of Al-Ghanim.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim
Arab Times Staff