Al-Quds meeting: To resist occupation until Palestine full liberation
The concluding statement of the Nedaa Al-Quds meeting praises Palestinian unity against the Israeli occupation's attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds, and asserts the continuous resistance until the complete liberation of Palestinian lands.
The Nedaa Al-Quds [Al-Quds Call] meeting that was held in occupied Al-Quds and Beit Lahm has issued a statement on Monday assuring that "Palestine is all a Palestinian land and will stay Palestinian as proven by history and present."
The meeting praised the blood, souls, and sacrifices of the Palestinian martyrs, asserting that the Palestinian struggle will continue "until the full liberation of the Palestinian land."
The statement also touched on the world turning a deaf ear to the squandered and violated rights of the Palestinians, and a blind eye to the most horrendous crimes committed by the occupation against humanity in the land of Palestine.
It also added that the Zionist entity is determined to cross all limits in imposing its schemes with the help of an international conspiracy.
In this regard, the statement confirmed the Palestinian people's explicit decision to resist the aggression by all means, until the full liberation of its land, the reclamation of their rights, and the return of all Palestinians to their homeland.
On the daily attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque, occupied Al-Quds, and other Palestinian lands, the statement praised the heroism of the Palestinian individual young men who were able to confuse the enemy and make it pay for its continuous criminality against the Palestinian people.
The statement asserted that the unity of the Palestinians in resisting the occupation proves the failure of the Zionist project that has always worked on disuniting Palestinians and making them abandon their fair cause.
As for the normalization of ties with "Israel," Nedaa Al-Quds' meeting statement called all those who normalized their relations with the aggressor to go back from this failed process, only increasing the enemy's persistence in killing and destroying Palestine and its people. The statement added that "Normalization, to which the enemy is trying to escape in order to convince itself of victory, is nothing but an illusion, and any recognition the enemy obtains will not benefit it, as long as the Palestinians do not recognize anything related to it."
Several political powers took part in the meeting, including Abbas Zaki, a member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement, who confirmed that Palestine is the central cause for the Arab world, and Al-Quds is the central cause for the Christian and Muslim worlds.
عضو اللجنة المركزية في حركة "فتح"، عباس زكي، في لقاء "نداء القدس": إذا كانت #فلسطين هي القضية المركزية للأمة العربية، فـ #القدس هي القضة المركزية للأمتين المسيحية والإسلامية. pic.twitter.com/e5RwPqYt8w— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) April 25, 2022
Archbishop Atallah Hanna stressed that "Al-Quds was and will remain Arab-Palestinian, with its Al-Aqsa and its Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with its Christians and Muslims, and we will not yield to the pressures of the Israeli occupation."
The activist in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Suhad Abdel Latif noted that "Sheikh Jarrah's suffering is also experienced in every neighborhood in Al-Quds, as part of an Israeli scheme to dominate and Judaize the city."
Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziyad Al-Nakhalah stressed that the Palestinian people are adhering to their pledge to undertake resistance against the Israeli occupation.
"They are still adhering to their historical rights in Palestine and Al-Quds, and today, they are more capable of confronting the Zionist tyranny," he added.
"The killers cannot change historical facts, they cannot terrorize us, and they cannot take away our religion and beliefs," the Palestinian official said.
Al-Nakhalah's statements came during his speech at a conference about Palestine, entitled: "Palestine: The central cause of the Ummah."
The conference kicked off in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Monday, and was attended internationally in support of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people.
Iraq, Tunisia call for criminalization of normalization
In the same context, the Tunisian National Bar Association urged authorities to criminalize normalization in a "legal and explicit capacity" and condemned Israeli daily assaults on Palestinians.
In a statement, the commission's counsel stated on Sunday that "the council recalls its principled position on all forms of normalization with the Zionist enemy, and calls on the existing authorities to criminalize normalization in a legal and explicit manner."
The council “is following with great concern the continuation of the daily attacks that affect the Palestinian Arab people," the statement added.
It has also urged Tunisian civil society organizations to hold demonstrations and rallies in solidarity with the Palestinian people, their land, and holy sites.”
In the same vein, Tunisia's Workers' Party organized a sit-in in front of the capital's municipal theater on Saturday to condemn Israeli attacks against Palestinians, calling for considering legislation to make normalization with “Israel” illegal.
In the same context, the largest coalition in the Iraqi Parliament, the "Save a Homeland" bloc, announced on Sunday that it had submitted a draft law to the parliament's presidency that would criminalize normalization with “Israel”.
This was announced at a press conference held at the Parliament building by representatives of the coalition that comprises the Sovereignty Alliance, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and the Sadrist Movement, which have 175 seats in Parliament out of 329.
"Today we announce the law criminalizing normalization with the Zionist entity (Israel), and cutting off the road for anyone who wants to establish any kind of relations with this entity," Hassan Al-Adari, the head of the Sadrist bloc in parliament, said during the conference.
"The Sadrist bloc, along with its allies in (Save a Homeland), submitted the draft law proposal to the parliament's presidency," he added.
Al-Adari detailed that “the proposed law includes 10 articles, each article containing a set of points.”
Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Sadrist movement's leader, announced on Saturday that the Sadrist bloc and its allies intend to put forward a draft proposal to criminalize normalization for a vote in Parliament.
Only six Arab countries have relations with "Israel", namely Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan.