Muslim unity key to Palestine issue solution

TEHRAN, Mar. 13 (MNA) – The annual event, dubbed the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) held in solidarity with the people of Palestine wrapped up in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Feb 22.

Hundreds of foreign guests, including senior Palestinian leaders and officials of Muslim nations, took part in the two-day event.

The Palestine Intifada conference conveyed an important message to the world; the manifestation of which was echoed in the remarks made by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Khamenei once again threw his weight behind the resistance axis. His support for the Palestinian cause as well as the backing of participating countries conveyed the message to Israel’s allies that they need to come to sense and take wise decisions.  This is because unity in the Islamic world will not allow Israel and its allies to press ahead with their anti-Palestine plans and they would be an ultimate loser if they adopt unwise measures. 

It should also be taken into consideration that amending cooperation between Islamic countries over the Palestinian issue plays a leading role at the present time.

Currently some Arab nations have changed their stances in recent years and showed a tendency to normalize ties with the Zionist regime.

Source of unity

Addressing the gathering, Supreme Leader said the sorrowful story of Palestine and the excruciating sadness felt because of the oppression against this patient, enduring and resistant nation, truly distresses any individual who seeks freedom, truth and justice and it thrusts an agonizing pain and suffering upon one’s heart.

Supreme Leader said the history of Palestine is full of ups and downs, marked by the cruel occupation of that region, the rendering of millions of individuals homeless, and the courageous resistance of those heroic people. An intelligent quest in history shows that no people in any era of history have ever been subject to such pain, suffering and cruelty.

“It has never been witnessed that a country is completely occupied in a supra-regional plot, that a people are driven away from their home and their country and that another group of people from remote areas in the world are brought there in order to replace that nation. It has never been witnessed that a real entity is ignored and that a fake entity takes its place,” he added.

Supreme Leader underscored that all Muslim countries have a responsibility to support Palestinian resistance, which should be a source of unity in the Islamic world.

“Despite the differences that exist among Islamic countries -- some of these differences are natural, some originate from the enemy’s plot and the rest are because of negligence -- the issue of Palestine can and should be the pivot of unity for all Islamic countries,” he said.

The creation of Israel “is another dirty page in history which will be closed with the permission and assistance of Allah the Exalted, just like other dirty pages in history,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in his speech.

Painful scar

In an address to the concluding session of the conference, President Hassan Rouhani said that Palestine issue has annoyed the world community’s conscience for more than 70 years.

The president said that once again the Palestine issue 'brought us together' to speak of a deep and painful scar that has annoyed the global community conscience and the Muslim world body.

He noted that Palestine is not the issue of an ethnic group or nation, rather it is the injustice and denial of international rights and inefficiency of international organizations.

“On the other hand, the symbol of struggling and constant efforts of a nation to meet their rights on the sidelines of mishap of global community and shamefulness of certain Muslim countries,” President Rouhani said.

He went on to say that since 1948, generations have lived in the region with bewilderment and war; the generations who are homeless in every corner of the world and the legacy they have left is nothing but suffering, homelessness, torture and martyrdom.

Rouhani said leaders of the western domineering states have since the past seven decades been trying to decide fate of the Middle East, which is full of blessing, wealth, diversified culture and divine religions, to attain their domineering and colonial objectives.

“They did so through changing the religious and cultural structures and by violence, occupation and crimes in the noble Quds and dear Palestine,” he added.

Key to salvation

At the closing ceremony of conference, Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said unity of the Muslim Ummah (Nation) is the key to salvation of the Palestinian people.

“The Zionist regime should not find the chance to enjoy an artificial respiration,” Larijani said while referring to the existing regional tensions as a chance for the Zionist Israel to lead the regional states towards forgetting about the issue of Palestine.

“We have to be united as the Islamic unity is the key to salvation of the Palestinian nation,” said the speaker noting that the security chaos in the region has only benefited the Zionist regime.

Making hypothetical enmity, dispersing the minds from fighting against the Zionist regime as well as creation of infelicitous links between the Zionist regime and certain regional states have worried those who are concerned about Muslims destiny, the speaker stressed.

Larijani said that the US and Zionist Israel should know that the Palestinian issue is the major issue of the entire Islamic World and despite security problems in the region, the issue of Palestine will not get forgotten.

The official urged Palestinian groups to give up differences. He said all Palestinians believe in resistance.

Despite pressures exerted by the US and Zionist regime to disappear Palestine, the path of resistance is becoming more brilliant than ever, Larijani stressed.

He said that four committees were established during the Palestinian Intifada conference in Tehran for “Resistance, Youth, Parliamentary issues and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)” to help set aside previous disagreements and continue the path of resistance.

Without doubt, conferences like the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) should be held on a regular basis because they psychologically help cement the resistance front and recall its principles.

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