Palestine and Jerusalem are trust in the necks of the Arab leaders and peoples

Mr. Za'anoon calls on the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union to adopt resolutions that prohibit all forms of normalization with the Israeli occupation state, and the wave of American financial siege and Israeli piracy, in addition to providing Palestinians with material support to boost the steadfastness of Jerusalemites.

Palestinian National Council (PNC) Speaker Mr. Saleem Al-Za’anoon called on the Arab Inte-Parliamentary Union (APU) to adhere to Arab summit resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, which prohibits all forms and levels of Arab normalization with the Israeli occupation state prior to its full withdrawal from the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied since 1967 , and to resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees in accordance with Resolution 194, and to consider that any kind of normalization violates those resolutions, and weaken the Palestinian position in the face of the criminal occupation.

In his address to the 29th Conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, which meets today and tomorrow in Amman the Jordanian capital under the title: “Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of the State of Palestine”, Mr. Al-Za’anoon said: “Palestine is a trust in the necks of the Arab nations, including Jerusalem, jewel of Palestine, and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque," he said in his address to the 29th Arab Parliamentary Union meeting in Amman today. The first of the two Qibla and the third of the two holy places including the Church of the Resurrection and the Church of the Nativity of Christ.

He called on Arab parliaments to urge their governments to activate the financial security net approved by the Arab summits to support our people and legitimate institutions to face economic sanctions and the American financial blockade on our people and to confront the decision of the Israeli government to steal and piracy of Palestinian funds.

He called on Arab parliamentarians to reaffirm that the Palestinian cause as central and the first issue of Arabs. This issue is superior to any other issue, and rises over any dispute.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon added: "This holy country, whose people are fighting the battle of dignity and freedom is steadfast in its land, adhering to its eternal right. It will not bow down and will not break its will, struggling to death, no matter how hard it is.

In his speech, Mr. Al-Za'anoon praised the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's steadfast positions on the Palestinian cause, led by King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, the custodian of the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem, and the Jordanian people, the strong supporter of the Palestinian people.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon added that the Kingdom of Jordan is exerting all its energies and dedicating all its capabilities to defend the first cause of the Arabs and the city of Jerusalem, the capital of our state, and Jordan sponsoring of the Islamic and Christian sanctities, treating it as one of Jordan top internal and external policies.

In his speech, Mr. Al-Za'anoon called for confronting the aggressive war launched by the occupation against the city of Jerusalem, including Al-Aqsa Mosque, and providing financial support for the steadfastness of the Jerusalemites in their city, in accordance with the Arab Summits and APU resolutions.

The Speaker of the PNC paid greetings and pride to our people who are stationed in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine, for their legendary steadfastness, and who came to break the siege of the Gate of Al-Rahma in the eastern part of Al- Aqsa Mosque, which was shut down since 2003.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon affirmed to the Arab parliamentarians the hardness of the official and popular Palestinian position under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO, the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and facing the plans followed by a great strain of pressure, blackmail and bargaining. Mr. Al-Za'anoon asked the Arab parliamentarians to support and strengthen the Palestinian people, due to their role as the first line of defense for the Arab nation in the face of the occupation projects to establish the Greater State of Israel.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon presented to the speakers of Arab parliaments what is going on in occupied Palestine and what is being plotted plans and projects, foremost of which is the so-called "Deal of the Century", to liquidate the Palestinian cause and its essence self-determination, the return of refugees and the establishment of full sovereignty Palestinian state and its capital the city of Jerusalem.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon stressed the official Palestinian position that this deal will not pass because it is an Israeli colonial settlement project aimed at seizing the Palestinian land, separating the Gaza Strip from the homeland and establishing a self-rule in the West Bank. It undermines the right of the Palestinian people to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, and abolishes the right of refugees to return to their homes.

The Trump administration has declared its aggressive war on our rights since December 2017, when it recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the occupying state and transferred its embassy to it, Mr. Al-Za'anoon said, Trump administration imposed the financial siege as a means of pressure and compromise to accept the deal. But the Palestinian rejection was unequivocal and firm and we are confident that you share this rejection with us. It violates the rights of the Arab nation in Palestine.

The evils have united in their aggression against our rights, Mr. Al-Za'anoon continued that Trump's actions go hand in hand with the terror of the Israeli occupation against our people, land and sanctities. Jerusalem is being attacked by a Jewish settlement that targets its identity, history and Arab and Islamic landmarks, Just as in the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories of subjected to settlements, arrest, and unjust siege of the Gaza Strip.

Israel is trying to undermine the holiness of the Palestinian struggle, Mr. Al-Za'anoon added, and is pirating and stealing Palestinian tax funds, on the pretext that part of it goes to care for the families of the martyrs, the wounded and the heroic prisoners. Stressing the continued sponsorship of these heroes as a national duty and legal obligation to all of us, because they are the address of sacrifice and redemption.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon called on the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union to firmly reject and steadily steadfast all projects and actions led by the Trump administration and the occupation government, foremost of which is the so-called deal of the century, to impose a solution that is not based on the resolutions of international legitimacy that guarantee our people's right to self-determination, return to their land, and establishing of their independent state, and its capital the city of Jerusalem.

Mr. Al-Za'anoon concluded by saying: All these pressures and attempts of cheap extortion, the threat and intimidation, political and economic pressure and field exercised by Israel and Trump management of our people and leadership, will never succeed in changing our positions, and will not barter national rights with money. Our people are able to overcome the stage and thwart attempts to violate our rights in return and state.

The PNC represents the supreme authority of the Palestinian people in all their places of residence. It sets PLO policies and plans to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.After Al-Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, headed by Haj Amin Al-Husseini, decided to call for the convening of a Palestine National Council which met in Gaza in 1October 1948, which was the first Palestinian legislative authority to be established in the Arab state of Palestine. The Council then formed an all-Palestine government headed by Hilmi Abdel Baqi, who represented Palestine in the league of Arab States.The first national conference was held inJerusalem on 28May -2June 1964. This first National Council had 422 members, declared the establishment of the PlO, which represents the leadership of the Palestinian Arab people. The most important of which is the Palestinian National Charter, the Statutes of the Organization and others, and Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy was elected Chairman of the PlO.

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