Palestine annoying world community conscience for 70 years

Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Palestine issue has annoyed the world community’s conscience for more than 70 years.

President Rouhani made the remarks in an address to the concluding session of the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising).

The president said that once again the Palestine issue 'brought us together' to speak of a deep and painful scar that has annoyed the global community conscience and the Muslim world body.

“I wish to welcome all the distinguished guests, speakers, parliamentary delegations, leaders of movements and resistant currents, scholars, personalities and the political, cultural, media activists, as well as the parties and groups supporting Palestine, ambassadors, foreign diplomats and heads of the regional and international organizations residing in Tehran, who are attending the conference,” President Rouhani added.

He noted that Palestine is not the issue of an ethnic group or nation, rather it is the injustice and denial of international rights and inefficiency of international organizations.

'On the other hand, the symbol of struggling and constant efforts of a nation to meet their rights on the sidelines of mishap of global community and shamefulness of certain Muslim countries,” President Rouhani said.

He went on to say that since 1948, generations have lived in the region with bewilderment and war; the generations who are homeless in every corner of the world and the legacy they have left is nothing but suffering, homelessness, torture and martyrdom.

Rouhani said leaders of the western domineering states have since the past seven decades been trying to decide fate of the Middle East, which is full of blessing, wealth, diversified culture and divine religions, to attain their domineering and colonial objectives.

'They did so through changing the religious and cultural structures and by violence, occupation and crimes in the noble Quds and dear Palestine,' he added.