The positions of the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the Palestinian issue, and their affirmation of their steadfast support and rejection of normalization, were one of the most important pillars of Kuwaiti policy and its clear stances.
In the midst of the Arab scramble, especially the Gulf, to normalize relations with Israel, Kuwait is swimming against the plans of this trend, rejecting all forms and names of different normalization, declaring that it will not be part of this camp.
Kuwait did not leave an Arab and international forum and forum unless it expressed its full support for the rights of the Palestinian people and condemned all practices and crimes of the Israeli occupation, a method that the Kuwaiti princes have been following since the Nakba.
The last printing press
“Kuwait will be the last country to normalize relations with the usurping entity” is a phrase repeated and confirmed by the princes and rulers of Kuwait up to its late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, which is evident in Kuwait’s firm stance towards the central issue of the nation, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, refugee rights, settlements, and operations Judaization, murder, and systematic displacement by Israel.
Kuwait has never hesitated to declare its categorical rejection of normalization with the occupation, as its officials have affirmed on more than one occasion and on more than one international and international forum that their country’s firm stance rejecting normalization will not change. Only after a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue is achieved.
Perhaps the last and most prominent position was the support of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, may God have mercy on him, the position of Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem at the International Parliament conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he congratulated him on his confrontation with the head of the Israeli Knesset delegation against the background of the issue of Palestinian representatives in Israeli prisons and his demand for the Israeli delegation to leave the hall.
The late Emir of Kuwait affirmed in his congratulatory telegram at the time that this “position clearly reflects the position of the State of Kuwait in support of the Palestinian brothers to restore their legitimate rights and support their just cause.”
Support the Palestinian factions
Kuwait’s support was not limited to courageous stances and statements in international forums only, as this country was one of the most important incubators for the most prominent Palestinian factions, which were established on its land, so that it opened its arms to the Palestinian people to work on its land after it was suppressed and displaced from its land.
In a previous television interview, the former head of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, said that Kuwait was one of the 3 main sites in which the Hamas movement was founded, indicating that “Kuwait is credited with its sympathy and embrace of the Palestinian people and its cause of leadership and people, as the number of Palestinians in Kuwait reached in the eighties The last century, 400 thousand Palestinians. “
In the same meeting, Meshaal spoke about his memories in Abdullah Al-Salem High School in Kuwait, which was an important platform for the most important Palestinian leaders at the time, such as the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, and one of the most prominent founders of the Palestine Liberation Movement (Fatah) Salah Khalaf, nicknamed Abu Iyad, even one of the most important Mahmoud Bakr, the Palestinian prisoners, chose to visit Kuwait at the beginning of his foreign stations when the air of freedom breathed in to deliver a speech in the same high school.
Kuwait’s role was pivotal and pivotal in establishing the (Fatah) movement, which is one of the largest and most important Palestinian organizations in contemporary history, in addition to its embrace and great support for Yasser Arafat and his companions in the beginnings of their political and revolutionary activities, as it provided various forms of support for the Palestinian revolution in its early stages.
The chief of the Palestinian negotiations and the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (Fatah), Dr. Saeb Erekat, praised Kuwait’s strong and firm stance towards the Palestinian issue in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency “KUNA” previously, stressing that His Highness Prince Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, may God have mercy on him One of the most prominent supporters of the Palestinian people is gone.
Erekat said, “Kuwait, the government and the people, has honorable stances towards the Palestinian cause and people. It has never been late in fulfilling its obligations. Rather, it has gone beyond that to humanitarian initiatives that do not stop from the leader of humanitarian work, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad,” may God have mercy on him.
In a clear indication of the Kuwaiti political leadership’s unlimited support for the Palestinian cause, several Kuwaiti societies throughout the year hold numerous events, activities and activities related to this issue, such as the revival of Land Day and the Day of the Prisoner, as well as organizing conferences and events against political and economic normalization, not to mention the formation of special committees. On the Palestinian issue, such as the Palestine Committee in the National Assembly, and other committees within the various associations and unions.
Among the most prominent manifestations of resistance to normalization during the past few months is the Kuwaiti gift denouncing the Umm Haroun series, which was shown last Ramadan.
While the series produced by Emirati companies and starring a number of Kuwaiti actors sought to promote Israeli ideas and normalization from the cultural and artistic aspect; However, it was met with a massive wave of anger on social media platforms by Kuwaiti singers and activists, who categorically rejected the ideas presented in the series, stressing that the sequence of events is fake and carries suspicious goals and objectives.
The municipality of Balaa in the West Bank had opened a street in the name of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, coinciding with the start of the celebrations of the Kuwaiti National Day in 2018, and that initiative came in recognition of the status, presence and support of Kuwait and its Emir.