TEHRAN (defapress) – Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority, condemned the Washington government’s so-called “deal of the century” plan for Palestine and called on Muslim nations to stand against the US-Israeli plot.
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Publish Date: 02February 2020 - 14:02
“The deal of the century, which is the deal of shame, dishonor, and treachery, has targeted our Ummah (community), identity and existence,” Sheikh Qassim said in a statement on Saturday.
The Bahraini Shiite leader further emphasized that the deal that has brought dishonor on many countries, governments, and organizations that support it.
Contribution to the US-Israeli plan is an explicit declaration of opposition to the Muslim Ummah, the top cleric added.
Sheikh Qassim also called on all Muslim nations to block this American-Israeli plot.
On Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East plan, a proposal Palestinian leaders called a “conspiracy” that “will not pass”.
Following Trump’s announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the plan.
The American plan has sparked widespread international condemnation.
The deal of century ploy, fronted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, had already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say the White House’s policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.
Palestinians have cut off all contacts with the Trump administration since the US president broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
In June 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reiterated the need for a referendum among “true Palestinians of all faiths,” being Muslims, Christians or Jews, adding that such a move would lead to the establishment of the Palestinian government.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the referendum and the subsequent formation of such a governing system would eventually translate into the destruction of the “bogus regime” of Israel in the not-too-distant future.