Kuwait’s Lawmakers Unanimously Reject New US Ambassador’s Views on Israel

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: MP Abdul Kareem Al-Kandari, during his participation in the demonstration organized at Al-Erada Square to express solidarity with the people of Palestine and to condemn the Israeli bombing of Gaza hospital, announced that if the new US Ambassador to Kuwait Karen Sasahara submits her credentials, he will file a grilling motion against the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah.

The Interior Ministry disbands the crowd outside the American Embassy as they did not possess the necessary permit from the relevant authorities

It is worth highlighting that Karen Sasahara worked as the US Consul General in Jerusalem until the US Embassy in Israel was moved to Jerusalem and the US Consulate was closed down. In this regard, MP Abdulhadi Al-Ajmi expressed his support for the call of Al Kandari to dismiss the credentials of Karen Sasahara in objection to the stance of the United States of America in support of Israel.

Al-Ajmi stressed the need to work on a practical way to force Israel to commit to international laws and stop the brutal attack on Gaza. The lawmaker called for punishing Israel for the war crimes it committed recently including the bombing of Gaza Hospital which resulted in more than 800 victims so far. He stressed that condemnation is no longer enough, and the international community must take firm action.

Also, MP Abdulaziz Al-Saqaabi supported the call of Al- Kandari to reject the credentials of the new US Ambassador to Kuwait, stating that those who support the murder of innocent people of Palestine are not welcome in Kuwait.

Furthermore, MP Jinan Boushahri said even though the bombing of Gaza Hospital by Israel is indisputably a war crime, she is not expecting any international action. She stressed the need for the leaders of Arab and Muslim countries to make brave decisions aimed at changing the course of the war in occupied Palestine. The lawmaker concluded by insisting that the current status of weakness and helplessness is no longer acceptable by Arab citizens.

In a related context, MP Hassan Jawhar called upon His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to withdraw the Kuwaiti funds invested in the international companies and investment funds that have announced their support to Israel. He revealed that eight investment funds and companies, in which Kuwaiti funds have been invested, have already declared their support for Israel through the chairpersons of those companies.

Also, MP Hamad Al-Matar suggested allowing Palestinian teachers working in Kuwait to bring their families here and facilitating the sponsorship procedures, adding that the execution of his suggestion will reflect positively on the teachers’ performance.

Meanwhile, MP Marzouq Al Ghanim renewed his call to his colleagues as well as the National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Al- Saadoun to collect signatures needed for his proposal to hold an extraordinary parliamentary session for discussing the severe Israeli attacks on Gaza and supporting the Palestinian issue. Al-Ghanim said he believes that his proposal should be approved by all of the MPs, stressing that it is supposed to be very easy to obtain the required 33 signatures to enforce the proposal. He concluded by stating that the National Assembly of Kuwait has always adopted honorable positions regarding the Palestinian issue, and it is not expected to wait for a couple of weeks to take action.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh

Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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