RNA - “Today, we (the Palestinian nation) stand at a historic turning point. I say it clearly and plainly that Palestine is neither for sale nor for any deals and conferences that want to sanctify occupation. Our people stand absolutely united in the face of such deals,” Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau, said as he addressed the Palestinian National Conference in Gaza City on Tuesday evening.
He added, “The Palestinian people are united against the Bahrain conference,” warning that “the Palestinian cause is undergoing an unprecedented strategic threat.”
Haniyeh pointed out that the Bahrain conference is a political meeting with an economic cover, and that the United States, which has failed in all its plots and schemes against the Middle East region, will not succeed to advance the so-called deal of the century.
“Bahrain meeting and the deal of the century aim to liquidate the Palestinian cause, give the green light to Israel to consolidate its occupation and control over the West Bank, open the door for Arab normalization of ties with the occupying regime, rearrange the matrices of enemies in the region on the basis of integrating Israel into the Arab world and install an enemy from within us as if it is the enemy of our nation,” the senior Palestinian official pointed out.
Haniyeh also underscored that the Bahrain meeting will not get anywhere in the face of the Palestinian people’s steadfastness and awareness.
The so-called "Peace to Prosperity" workshop opened in Bahrain on June 25 and will run through June 26.
The Palestinian leadership is boycotting the meeting, leading critics to question the credibility of the event.
The Palestinian Bar Association (PBA) plans to file a lawsuit against participants in the US-led conference in Manama.