Statements of various participants in an address at the second day of the Fourth Global Convention of Solidarity with Palestine, entitled “Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine,” organized by the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine on Monday, in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Statement of President of Al-Aqsa Society in Iraq Aqeel Al-Kazemi:
Al-Kazemi called on Mufti of Jerusalem, the holy sites and civil society organizations to reconsider a fatwa in some Arab countries that denies the entry of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem through the Israeli occupation authorities.
He said that this has negatively affected the number of visitors to the city, therefore, this fatwa must be amended for Jerusalem to remain present in the hearts of Muslims.
Statement of the Director of the Free Media Center in Albania Olsi Jazexhi:
Olsi Jazexhi said: “We must work to strengthen the mobility of civil society in the Balkans as well as all the West so that Palestine does not lose this movement and its role in exposing Israeli crimes.”
He added that Saudi and UAE steps to sell the Palestinian cause to the interests of Israel and America, and they portray that the Palestinians as the ones who attack Israel and hide the truth from world public opinion.
Statement of the South African lawyer and rights activist Ziyaad Patel:
Patel pointed that “Any money paid here or there does not make up for the lives of any Palestinian activist or any grain of soil from the land of Palestine.”
He said they need recommendations on how to protect Jerusalem, and proposed to take advantage of the legal mechanisms to hold Israeli officials accountable.
Statement of the President of the Union of Palestinian Students in Lefkusha, Cyprus Mohamed Barakat Abu Daqqa:
Abu Daqqa said “We have to intensify the visits organized by international organizations to support the steadfastness of the fighters in the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
He added that a financial support fund must be established that supports the steadfastness of Jerusalemites that can be exploited through development activities in Jerusalem and reports must be prepared to monitor violations of the occupation in Jerusalem and in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Statement of the Global Secretariat Coordinator People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty Roy Anunciacion:
Roy Anunciacion said that the Philippine movement has been in solidarity with the Palestinians for 70 years. In addition to the revolutionary movement and the armed conflict, we oppose the US intervention in the Philippines, and we all must cooperate and unite against this enemy.
Statement of the Deputy student file officer and member of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Syria Mujahid al-Sindawi:
Mujahid al-Sindawi said that what is required today is to re-establish the sanctity of Jerusalem.
He added that Jerusalem is the capital of all of Palestine from the sea to the river, and to preserve it, they must reject the two-state solution, and pressure the Arab countries that have embassies cooperating with the enemy to close these embassies in accordance with the decision of the League of Arab States.
“We must support Jerusalem materially and morally, and withdraw the recognition of the occupation, to demand the free world in solidarity with the Palestinian people.”
He added that Trump’s decision is a bullet fired at the Palestinian people, and we have to take political measures by the Palestinians and the Arabs against the American decision.