Egyptians, showcasing their unyielding solidarity and support for Palestine, participated in a rally organized by the Arab League General Secretariat to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Wednesday. The protestors, donning the Palestinian scarves that bore the logo “Gaza in the Heart”, echoed the sentiments of a nation. The Egyptian Gazette, a daily English-language newspaper with the longest history in the Middle East, covered this act of unity.
Persistent Support Amidst Aggression
Egypt commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People observed on November 29, a day that coincided this year with the ruthless Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. The Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Egypt's full commitment and unwavering support to the Palestinian people in defending their cause. The ongoing hostility has claimed the lives of at least 15,000 Palestinians and wounded more than 30,000 people, as reported by Malaysia's representative.
The General Assembly President issued a warning about the growing psychological chasm fueled by fear, distrust, revenge, hatred, and anxiety. This darkness, they cautioned, will cast a long, lethal shadow over future generations. The Kuwaiti representative highlighted that such hostility ignites Muslims worldwide, undermines regional stability, and fuels further hatred and violence.
The Unheard Voices
A notable voice in this narrative is that of Ibrahim Nasrallah, a Jordanian novelist and poet of Palestinian origin. He discusses the ongoing tragedy of the Nakba and the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. He also expresses his disappointment in the lack of support from Arab countries and the ongoing conflict with Israel.