Tehran panel discussion reviews Palestinian issue

A conference entitled “64-year Zionist occupation of Palestinian lands” was held in Tehran on Monday, aiming to review developments and repercussions of the Israeli occupation sixty four years after the Nakbah Day.

Distinguished figures including head of the IRI Parliament national security commission, Alaudin Broujerdi, Hossein Sheikh el-Islam, the secretary-general for the International Conference for the Support of the Palestinian Intifada, Palestinian ambassador to Tehran, Salah Zavavi, The permanent representative of Iran at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Mohammad-Reza Dehqani and an international law professor, Mas’oud Akhawanfard spoke to the panel discussion.

The conference was co-organized by the Qods News Agency, Society in defense of Palestinian nation and International Conference for the Support of the Palestinian Intifada in Iran.

The first speaker at the conference was the Palestinian Ambassador in Tehran Salah Zawawi. He referred to the tough conditions with which the Palestinians are entangled, arguing that the one and only way to soothe so much pains and agony is the annihilation of the Zionist regime.

Ambassador Zawawi added, “Turning the Palestinians into homeless people is a Zionist-western plot to enable the illegal Zionist immigrants to settle down at our ancestors’ motherlands, over the ruins of our homes.”

Addressing the Fatah leaders in Palestine, he said, “So long as the entire Palestinian groups have not united and each group is merely heeding its own factional interests the problems of this detached part of the Islamic world would never be solved.”

Zawawi further emphasized that many political projects have been launched aimed at liberating Palestine, but none have born fruit yet, reiterating, “The Palestinians would never abandon the Holy Qods, as their capital city and I once again reiterate, political initiatives are not capable of liberating Palestine.”

Stressing that the usurper Zionist enemy would never yield to the idea of establishing a solid Palestinian country, he said, “Some 200 illegal and illegitimate townships have been constructed on the West Bank, but the US president never referred to the illegitimate nature of those townships lest he would lose his presidential election campaign.”

The Palestinian ambassador to Tehran proposed to the Islamic countries to hold a conference aimed at surveying and finding a final solution for the Palestinian issue.

He added, “the Palestinian prisoners are not terrorists; they are merely brave men and women, defending their own motherland.”

Zionism studies university major soon to enroll students

The next speaker at the conference was an international law professor who sought the international law factors involved in the occupation of Palestine, adding, “What the Zionism has done in Palestine equals betraying something which has been put at your disposal to keep for its real owner as a trustee.”

Mas’oud Akhawanfard pointed out that in order to have legitimacy, a regime is in need of a number of factors, such as a population, defined borders, and observation of international standards, adding, “The background of Palestine issue at international organizations is more voluminous than any other file and at the UN Security Council, too, the file on this issue is the largest one.”

He said that over 90% of the times when the US has used its veto right at the Security Council have been used to veto the resolutions issued against the usurper regime of the Holy Qods, reiterating, “Besides committing genocide and turning an entire nation homeless, we can now add a new crime to the long list of that regimes criminal acts, and that is selling the body parts of the imprisoned Palestinians.”

Akhawanfard announced the news that in near future a specialized work group on Zionism studies would be turned into an independent university major and begin enrolling students.

US after disturbing the region’s balance

Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, too, at the conference considered the Zionist regime the result of precise designing and great betrayal of Britain, arguing, “Resistance of the Palestinian nation began right after this cancerous gland was implanted in their lands.”

Ala’eddin Boroujerdi pointed out that when the Palestinian resistance began the huge potentials of the Islamic world were not employed at its service, reiterating, “Disbelief stood full force behind this doomed initiative to create the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century, which was verily the establishment of the Zionist regime.”

He noted that the victory of the Islamic Revolution was an earthquake in the region which disturbed the entire political equations, adding, “The Islamic Revolution with the pure thoughts of the late Imam Khomeini (P) set the foundations for a new geographical structure in the region and the establishment of new political equations for the Muslim nations in the world.”

The representative of Boroujerd Constituency people at the Parliament referred to the declining curve of the Zionist regime’s victories during the course of the past 30 years due to the victory of the Islamic Revolution, reiterating, “The resistance of the Palestinian nation is a sacred resistance.”

Pointing out that the thoughts of Imam Khomeini (P) managed to mobilize the Islamic countries’ peoples, he said, “of course we have no expectation from the Arab countries, but it were those thoughts that assisted Hezbollah and Hamas in the recent wars to gain victories.”

Boroujerdi said that the Islamic Revolution evolutionized the mentality of the Palestinians’ resistance, adding, “It is a pride that the Palestinian issue is today at a status when the entire treaties have lost color before it and the conductors of the scene are the very Palestinians themselves.”

He referred to the Arab Spring and the revolutions in Islamic countries, adding, “The United States is trying to disturb the balance in the region once again, which today is in favor of the Islamic Republic, and in order to do so it wishes to annihilate Syria and annex Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.”

The Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission reiterated, “Today the Zionist regime is not at the peak of its power, because the Palestinians are aligned in a right path.”

Two deviated thought trends aimed at permanent occupation of Palestine at work

The permanent representative of Iran at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Mohammad-Reza Dehqani, too, referred to a personality trait of Imam Khomeini (P), arguing, “The late Imam’s reliance on the people was one of his fixed values and that was why he supported Hamas and Hezbollah, which in turn led to relying on the popular movements in the region.”

Dehqani said that the Arab Spring, too, is dependent on the peoples, and these regional revolutions would deal severe blows on the Zionist regime in the future.

He said that Zionism is a political, military and security concept which is after securing its hegemony over the entire Middle East and the Indian peninsula, as well, adding, “At the time that the Zionists were brewing the thought of expanding their occupied territories the Islamic Revolution with the mentality of supporting the oppressed gained victory and turned to ashes their entire plans for the region.”

Dehqani reiterated, “Presently two thought trends and trends are at work for permanent owning of the Holy Qods, one of which intends to say that the Qods is an abandoned spot nowadays and nobody goes there for pilgrimage. So its doors must be shut for good.”

He added, “The other thought trend, which has even some Sunni clergies among its supporters is arguing that since the Holy Qods is located in the middle of a land of disbelievers, therefore, pilgrimage visits of it, too, are religiously forbidden, which are both dangerous thought trends which can lead to permanent occupation of the Holy Qods.

Nakba Day, meaning ‘day of the catastrophe’ is generally commemorated on May 15, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut). For the Palestinians it is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

During the 1948 Palestine War, an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled, and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated and destroyed. The vast majority of Palestinian refugees, both those outside the 1949 armistice lines at the war’s conclusion and those internally displaced, were barred by the newly declared state of Israel from returning to their homes or reclaiming their property.

Three major factors involved in success of revolution

In a brief address at the end of the conference Hossein Shiekholeslam said, “In success of a revolution three major factors need to play effective roles, and they are the people, the leadership, and the school of thought, or ideology.”

He added, “If we wish success for the Palestinians, the existence of these three factors is necessary, as they did exist in the case of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.”

Sheikholeslam who was the last speaker at the conference at the end of his address reiterated, “In near future the Islamic Awakening movement would also swallow the Zionist regime.”

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