Minister of Culture calls to support the Palestinian cause

  • 20-05-2021, 16:30
  • +A -A

    Baghdad - INA

    Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Hassan Nadhiim, called for unifying positions to support the Palestinian cause.

    The ministry stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Thursday, that “Minister Nadhiim made a phone call with the Palestinian Minister of Culture Atef Abu Saif to express the position of the Iraqi government and intellectuals in support of the Palestinian people in the face of the brutal violations carried out by the Zionist occupation authorities in Palestinian cities. "

    Nadhiim emphasized that, "The stand by all Iraqis of all sects with their brothers in occupied Palestine, stressing that what the Palestinian people are subjected to in terms of killing, brutal massacres, demolishing their homes and pillaging their land, are, in terms of legal description according to international law, mass murders of a racist nature based on discrimination and ethnic cleansing." And it is considered a valid basis for the emergence of the international criminal responsibility of individuals, political and military leaderships of the Zionist entity that occupies the land and people of Palestine, according to its violation of the rules of international humanitarian law. 

    He added: Iraqi intellectuals have organized massive campaigns to denounce the Israeli violations, and through many activities and artistic works, they have expressed their solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people and their endeavor to fully recover their rights. 
    He pointed out that "what massacres facing Gaza and its people require unifying Arab and Islamic stances to support the Palestinian cause and support the legitimacy of the Palestinian leadership, and to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting peace away from auctions." 

    For his part, the Palestinian Minister of Culture expressed his appreciation for the position of the Ministry of Culture and the Iraqis who supported the Palestinian people in their just cause, recalling the sacrifices made by thousands of Iraqi martyrs during their participation in the battles waged by the Arab armies against the brutal Israeli entity since the forties of the last century, in addition to the well-known stances of Iraqi intellectuals towards The Palestinian cause.