Tuesday 11 January 2022 - 11:35

Syria’s Exclusion from Arab League ‘Disgraceful’ for All Arabs, Senior Fatah Official Says

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Syria’s Exclusion from Arab League ‘Disgraceful’ for All Arabs, Senior Fatah Official Says
Speaking at a press conference in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday, Jibril Rajoub said Syria must return to the Arab League, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

He said that his visit to Damascus at the head of a high-ranking Palestinian delegation would constitute a turning point in light of the Israeli regime’s stepped-up aggression and attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

Rajoub noted that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to visit Syria in the near future, extending his gratitude to the Syrian people and leadership for their firm stances vis-à-vis the Palestinian cause despite all difficulties they have gone through over the past years, and for their hospitality towards Palestinians living there.

The senior Fatah official highlighted that the Palestinian cause is now at its most difficult stage, given the Tel Aviv regime’s relentless efforts to Judaize al-Quds city and advance its land expropriation and settlement expansion policies across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Last December, the speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives, Abdul Karim al-Daghmi, called for Syria to be fully reinstated to the Arab League when Algeria hosts the next Arab summit in March.

“We, as the Arab Parliament, must put pressure on our governments and ask our leaders to green-light Syria’s return to the Arab League when next summit convenes in Algeria, and to allow its delegation to participate in the Arab Parliament sessions as well,” Daghmi said in a press conference on the sidelines of a session of the Arab Parliament in Amman on December 23.

He noted, “It is now high time for Syria to return to its Arab origins and rejoin the Arab League.”

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has already called for restoration of Syria’s membership in the Arab League, stating that Arab nations would not be able to reunify and resolve their differences in case Damascus is excluded from the regional organization.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, in Tunis on December 15, Tebboune said Syria should rejoin the Arab League in order for Arabs to unify again, SANA reported.