Jumblat: Only Palestine Can Bestow Legitimacy on Arab Rulers

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Wednesday lashed out at the rulers of Arab countries and their stance on the relentless Israeli assault against the Gaza Strip, noting that “the human remains of martyrs will fire back at them all.”

Jumblat also blasted the stances of Russia, the United States, Germany, Iran and France.

“As the daily holocaust continues in the Gaza Strip, one fails to find words in any dictionary to express indignation and anger over what is going on there, amid a state of complete ethical downfall of all the components of the so-called international community and Arab society,” Jumblat said in a released statement.

At least 660 Gazans have been killed in 16 days of fierce Israeli bombardment, which did not spare children, women or even hospitals.

“The West is still a captive of the Nazi Holocaust and it is hiding behind it to treat the victim and the executioner equally, turning a blind eye to the central and main crime behind all the events of the past and present, which is the Israeli occupation of Palestine,” Jumblat added.

“Where is the stance of the French Socialist Party, which is disregarding the new holocaust against the Palestinians, leaving behind its heritage that had several historic landmarks, topped by the solidarity posture of the Socialist International (SI) during the 1982 (Israeli) siege of Beirut,” Jumblat wondered.

Turning to Germany, the PSP leader called on Berlin to “overcome that historic psychological complex created by the Nazi Holocaust against Jews, which is totally condemned,” voicing regret that “the German stance is, unfortunately, descending towards further subjugation, cowardliness and regression.”

Jumblat did not forget to ask the U.S. administration about “the human rights slogans that it champions selectively, according to its policies and interests, and which it also disregards selectively, according to its policies and interests.”

“The ultimate and blind U.S. support for Israel reflects the absence of a value system among Americans, which has been lacking since the American state was established on the land of others,” Jumblat added.

Slamming Russia, the PSP leader said it seems Russian President Vladimir Putin “has decided to erase all the history and heritage of his predecessors and the heritage of the Soviet Union in supporting the Palestinian cause, focusing all his attention on winning a lost cause in Ukraine or regaining the glories of flimsy empires.”

Jumblat also hit out at Tehran, saying “the calculations of the nuclear haggling have suddenly overshadowed the cause which it had always voiced support for – the Palestinian cause – as it continued to ignore the continuous genocide in the Gaza Strip.”

Criticizing Arabs, Jumblat said “it's about time Arab rulers -- whether they belonged to the old or new generation -- realized that only Palestine can bestow legitimacy on them, and not vice versa.”

“The human remains of martyrs will fire back at them all and will turn the entire Arab world into chopped up remains. At that moment, the developments will be open to all possibilities and will grow out of any control,” the PSP leader warned.



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