The speaker of the Federal National Council, Saqir Ghobash made a speech before the 33rd emergency conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union in Cairo. He stated that the Palestinian cause has always been at the heart of the foreign policy priorities of the UAE. The UAE has stood shoulder to shoulder with sisterly countries against all Israeli measures. With that being said, the UAE is standing by Palestine against Israeli decisions that have aimed to obliterate or change the identity of Al Aqsa Mosque.
He added that the UAE has left “no stone unturned” to defend the rights of the Palestinian people including the establishment of their independent state.
The Palestinian cause has been the top priority for the Founding Father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The cause continues to be on the list of President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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I have the honor to convey to our brotherly Palestinian people the sincere feelings of the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates, and their full solidarity with them, to restore all their legitimate rights and establish their independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital
He referred to the recent attacks that violated the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque in which the UAE immediately condemned
The UAE demanded immediate cessation and respect for the “inalienable rights of the Palestinians to perform their prayers and practice their religious rituals.”
I am confident that we all are keen on ensuring all transparency and frankness to stop and prevent Israeli practices that lead to grave escalations and threaten the security of the entire region. I’m also confident that we all are aware that temporary solutions will not achieve tangible results that can be relied on during the coming period. Therefore, we must adhere to the mechanisms of forging a permanent, just, and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue in accordance with the three main approaches represented in the internationally-agreed references, the Arab Peace Initiative, and the return to the borders of June 4, 1967, so that the Palestinian people can establish their independent state on their soil with East Jerusalem as its capital,