‘Victory knocking on door’ – Speaker reiterates support for Palestinians

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KUWAIT CITY, May 20: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim confirmed Kuwait’s support for the Palestinian cause in his interview with Palestine TV recently. During the interview, Al-Ghanim pointed out that even if the current scenario in Palestine is tragic; it implies that victory will be achieved soon. He specified aspects of the issue as follows: its central nature, global nature, and the fact that military power cannot defeat the people.

He said the Zionist entity is hoping the Palestinians will be like the Red Indians by pushing their cause to oblivion but this plan has been proven to be a failure. He added the Palestinians has succeeded in drawing the attention of the entire world to their righteous cause He asserted: “We faced a problem in the past when the international media was controlled by the Zionists; but today, the Palestinians presented their cause to the world by using a mobile phone.” He went on to say that most of the Palestinian victims are women and children, indicating this only shows that Israel is a coward and it is weak in spite of its strong military power. The Palestinians defeated the Zionist Army by using small stones. Allah the Almighty blessed these stones because they represent what is right, he asserted. He stressed that the martyrs may have lost their lives, but they surely obtained a heavenly life. He stressed that Kuwait has always taken an initiative to support Palestine, indicating he grew up knowing Palestine is occupied and there is nothing to call Israel.

He affirmed the public and official positions of Kuwait on the Palestinian cause are the same, quoting HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as saying that Kuwait would be the last country to normalize relations with the Zionist entity. He pointed out that both HH the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah adopted this policy. Citing Kuwaiti laws which have been ratified since 1967, Al-Ghanim said Kuwait is in a war with the Zionist entity. “If we cannot support the Palestinians through weapons, we should do so with money and our opinions in favor of their cause,” he added. He also underscored the importance of the positions of Arab and Muslim parliaments regarding the issue; as well as that of the International Parliament Union (IPU).

He said he called the speaker of IPU, during which he confirmed that Kuwait will adopt a proposal to dismiss the Knesset — the unicameral national legislature of Israel; because it committed grave violations against the provisions of IPU. He believes this objective will be realized once the Arab and Muslim parliaments unite; indicating that with the inclusion of a few other parliaments, the number will be enough to pass a decision on the dismissal of Knesset. He added the agenda of the Assembly’s special session slated for next week includes voting on the proposal to toughen penalties stipulated in Law No. 21/1964 on criminalizing the normalization of relations with Israel. He continued saying that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah instructed the Assembly to exhaust all means to support the Palestinian cause, affirming Highness the Amir fully supports the Assembly in this regard. In conclusion, he urged everyone to learn from the experience of armless Palestinians who refused to kneel down to anyone but Allah Almighty while believing they will emerge victorious as long as their cause is right.

Meanwhile, some sources said the special session slated for Sunday whose agenda includes the grilling motions against Minister of Health Dr Basel Al-Sabah, Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs Khalifa Hamada, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah will most likely be cancelled as the government is expected to decline the invitation to the session because it was not consulted before specifying the date of the session. Nevertheless, the government has yet to announce its decision; so it appears that the session will push through. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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