RAMALLAH, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas said today that the international public opinion is gradually shifting toward accepting and recognizing the Palestinian narrative of the conflict with Israel, particularly in the United States and Europe, which created and financed the State of Israel and still accuse anyone who criticizes Israel of anti-Semitism while passing laws to ensure that.
He said in a recorded speech at the opening session of a conference on the Zionist narrative held via video conferencing with Al-Quds Open University in the Gaza Strip, that “the majority of American and European cities is witnessing a broad public activity with the participation of our Palestinian community and supported by popular organizations opposed to the Israeli occupation, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing in those countries, especially after the Jerusalem uprising, and the peaceful popular resistance launched to defend the Islamic and Christian holy places, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.”
The president continued: "There have become convictions and shifts in the world's public opinion and at the level of parliaments towards reconsidering the Palestinian narrative. This issue needs further work and mobilization to reach the decision-makers in all these countries to affirm the genuineness of our Palestinian people and their right to their land, and the land of their ancestors, and to achieve their independence in their sovereign state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
He added, "I salute the efforts made to hold this conference, which refutes the Zionist narrative that falsifies the truth and history, and which all documents and research confirm that it is a product of colonialism. They planned and worked to implant Israel as a foreign body in this region in order to fragment it and keep it weak."
The president said: “Despite our acceptance of a painful historic settlement recognizing the State of Israel on the 1967 borders in accordance with United Nations resolutions 242 and 338 and the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Israel has violated these agreements and continued to steal the land, establish settlements, and create an apartheid regime and ethnic cleansing by military force.”
He added: “The events and the Jerusalem uprising have proven that our Palestinian people, wherever they are, are authentic people who are proud of their Palestinian affiliation and identity. As everyone knows, we have foiled what is known as the “deal of the century”, and it became clear that the so-called Abraham agreements on normalization are an illusion that will not succeed since peace and security will only be achieved with the end of the occupation and the Palestinian people’s realization of their rights to freedom, independence, and statehood with its capital, Jerusalem.”
The president added: "The world has begun to see Israel as it is: an occupying and apartheid state. I am confident that the contributions of the researchers participating in this conference will have an important impact on clarifying and explaining the truth about the myths and false narratives of this Zionist project created by the Western countries for purely colonial purposes.”