‘Islamic Awakening’ movement to demolish Zionist regime
According to the IRNA political desk reporter, at a gathering on the occasion of anniversary of Yaum un-Nakabah (Day of Catastrophe) the audience surveyed the outcomes of 64 Years of Occupation of Palestine by the Racist Zionist Regime at a conference under the same name.
In a brief address at the end of the conference Hossein Shiekholeslam added, “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.”
“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.”
“In near future the Islamic Awakening movement would also swallow the Zionist regime.”
**Palestine problem has no political solution
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”, according to Mas’oud Akhawanfard, international law professor.
** US after disturbing the region’s balance
Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission [Ala’eddin Boroujerdi], 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.”
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.”
“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.
**Palestinian refugees in 1948
These refugees and their descendants number several million people today, divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel. The displacement, dispossession and dispersal of the Palestinian people is known to them as al-Nakba, meaning ‘the catastrophe,’ or ‘the disaster.’
Prior to its adoption by the Palestinian nationalist movement, the ‘Year of the Catastrophe‘ among Arabs referred to 1920, when European colonial powers partitioned the Ottoman Empire into a series of separate states along lines of their own choosing.