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RAMALLAH, July 19: A number of Palestinian officials commended Wednesday Kuwait’s supportive role to their people and cause. During several meetings and activities held since the arrival of the Kuwait Embassy delegation to Jordan and non-resident to Palestine, the officials stressed the deeprooted ties between the two sisterly countries. The delegation includes charge d’affaires of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Jordan counselor Mubarak Al-Hajri and societies’ official Mishal Al-Mutairi who met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas briefed the Kuwaiti officials on the latest situation in the Palestinian territories and the Israeli occupation force’s practices. Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Hussein Al-Sheikh met the delegation in his office in Ramallah, and expressed Palestine’s appreciation to Kuwait, His Highness the Amir, the government and Kuwaitis for their continued support to Palestinian people.
The delegation also met with Palestinian Authority General Intelligence Services chief Majed Faraj who described the visit as important. He said in a statement that the visit came to boost the historical ties between the two countries, and discuss means of promoting cooperation and enhancing relations between the two sides. Kuwait’s have great positions in the hearts of Palestinians, he said, referring to continued coordination and consultation between the two countries. In addition, the delegation held a meeting with Secretary General of the Central Committee of Fatah Movement Jibril Rajoub in Jericho and its governor Jihad Abu Assal as well as Prime Minister’s Advisor to the Arab and Islamic Funds Minister Nasser Qatami. In a statement to KUNA after a meeting between the two sides, Qatami said Kuwait has been backing Palestine’s cause politically and financially.
Qatami and Governor of Jenin Akram Rajoub as well as some officials shared the residents of Rummanah village last Monday unveiling the memorial to the martyrs of Kuwait and laying the cornerstone for the Martyr Sheikh Fahd Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah medical center project in the village, under the auspices of President Abbas. This is a message that show loyalty to Kuwait, which is also loyal to Palestinians, he said. Rummanah Council Chief Hasan Subeihat told KUNA that the center was named after Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah in remembrance of his struggle and participation in battles against Israeli occupation forces in the north of Palestine He said the center’s area is 1,500 square meters, and it is an initiative of the residents of the village. He lauded sacrifices of martyr Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah for the sake of Palestine.
Meanwhile, head of Wafaa Capacity Building and Microfinance Mohasen Atawneh told KUNA that the Kuwaiti delegation’s visit was briefed closely to the Kuwaiti-supported projects carried out in Palestine, within the framework of improving the situation of the needy. Kuwait stands side by side with brothers everywhere and in Palestine in particular, he said, adding that President Abbas and officials he met stressed the Kuwaiti pivotal role in backing Palestine’s cause. Furthermore, Al-Hajri stressed that the visit came in difficult circumstances Palestinian people are facing, especially in Jenin, which is subject to repeated attacks by the Israeli occupation. He noted that he carried a message to the Palestinian people that “you are not alone and the State of Kuwait stands by you”.
The State of Kuwait has always been helping and supporting “brothers everywhere, Palestinians in particular”, said Al- Hajri . “Palestine has been present and well-seated in the minds and hearts of the Kuwaiti people, as well as in our curricula, newspapers and discussions,” Counselor Mubarak Al-Hajri said to KUNA. Al-Hajri said the visit came amidst tough circumstances experienced by the Palestinian people, especially in Jenin Province, where people have been under recurrent attacks by Israeli occupation forces. He added that the tour mainly aimed at delivering a message of Kuwait’s unwavering and persistent support to the defenseless Palestinian people.
Speaking highly of the visit as a sign of deep relations between Kuwait and Palestine, the diplomat quoted the Palestinian leader as underscoring Kuwait’s central and significant backing to the Palestinian cause. The Kuwaiti diplomats also met with Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Hussein Al-Sheikh and Prime Minister’s Advisor for Arab and Islamic Funds Nasser Qattami, who appreciated Kuwait’s relentless solidarity with the Palestinian people and their just issue. A monument remembering Kuwaiti martyrs, who were killed while defending Palestine against Israeli occupation forces, had been erected in Rummanah Village in Jenin Province. A medical center, named after Kuwaiti martyr Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is also to be launched soon in Rummanah Village in Jenin Province. Rummanah Council Chief Hasan Subeihat told KUNA that the center was named after Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah in remembrance of his struggle and participation in battles against Israeli occupation forces in the north of Palestine. (KUNA)
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