“The Palestinians need the people and the states and the countries of the region to build capacity [for] resistance [against] Zionism and imperialism,” said Sukant Chandan in a Thursday interview.
He described Israel as “a dagger in the heart of the Arab nations and the people of the region” and noted that the Middle Eastern nations should direct their attention to this “common enemy.”
“The United Nations cannot magically do anything for Palestine if the Palestinian people are not supported by their neighbors in the region; this is the blunt reality,” the analyst added.
Chandan criticized the regional countries for losing the plentiful opportunities to show solidarity against Israel and allowing the existing capacities to be “whittled away.”
He called on the Middle Eastern states to turn the tables on Israel by putting their weight behind a “resistance program” based on the model of the Palestinians’ resistance and that of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.
The analyst made the remarks ahead of the International Quds Day slated for Friday.
In August 1979, the late founder of the Islamic Republic Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as Quds Day, calling on Muslims to mark the annual occasion by holding street rallies.