Ms. Marwa Osman, University Lecturer at the Lebanese International University in interview with Basirat Political Center:
Al-Saud’s betrayal has been not revealed so far in the subject of Palestine, essentially due to their influence over the media.
An international conference on Palestinian Intifada got underway in Tehran on
Tuesday with representatives from more than 50 countries in attendance.
The conference is attended by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed
Ali Khamenei. Senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani are also among the figures attending the opening
of the conference.
In recent years, the concept of resistance has attracted a great deal of
attention across the Muslim world.
It refers mainly to the courage and fortitude shown by the people of Palestine,
who have withstood Israel’s crimes for years
Basirat Center for Political Studies has interviewed with Ms. Marwa Osman,
University Lecturer at the Lebanese International University and Maaref
University and she answered the following question.
Q: How do you analyze the rule of Iran government and
the people of Iran in support of Palestine? Regarding to this issue, some people
who try to undervalue these aids and consider them as political acts. What is
Iran government has provided support for the people of Palestine since 1979 till
this date. Iran has helped Palestine to keep the resistance on its feet,
steadfast in its fight against the Israeli terrorism.
These aids have included humanitarian, resistance and political support. But
what is the actual harm in political aid. Isn’t it the west and the US in
specific the main backer, funder and affiliate both militarily and politically
for the Zionist entity?
When western imperial states blatantly stand with Israel and support its
genocide against the people of Palestine, isn’t it then the right of every free
human on this planet to stand with the oppressed and fight the oppressor?
It was not only the moral duty for the Iranian government to support Palestine
both in political and humanitarian ways but also it is religious duty and
Islamic republic of Iran have proved it. Arab heads of states have not only
betrayed to Palestine and its people but also have colluded with the Zionist
entity against the interest and freedom of Palestinians.
Q: There are some countries like Saudi Arabia
pretending to support Palestine, but secretly or obviously are negotiating with
usurper of Palestine. Do you think they can pretend to support Palestinian
Saudi Arabia has never supported Palestine. If we go back in history we can
simply find out that if there was not been correspondence between Hussien (Emir
of Mecca) and Mcmahon, the British high commissioner in Egypt, the terms of the
Sykes-Picot Agreement would have not been made possible and Britain’s Balfour
Declaration of 1917 would have not seen the light of day.
Followed by that was Al-Saud selling Palestine and there is a historical
document about this. It was written by King AbdulAziz Al-Saud, founder of the
Saudi regime and father of the current King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. He revealed
his agreement to hand over Palestine to the British Empire and the Zionist Jews.
King salman has revealed his blind obedience to his English commanders.
It was the worst story that have been kept secret by Al-Saud , Al-Saud’s
betrayal has been not revealed so far in the subject of Palestine, essentially
due to their influence over the media. From that moment, Britain and its
Zionists allies and later US joined together to generate discord and strife in
the Middle East via their agents. Al Saud became a key ally of them in the
implementation of such a plan. So even their performance in allegedly supporting
Palestine is fake.
Q: What is the difference between official support of
government and people support around the world and how can we help Palestinian
The people are the source of power. If there was not been the power and struggle
of the Iranian people for decades in the face of Shah Pahlavi, the 1979
revolution would not have happened and the government would have remained the
same and no help would have been given to Palestine. The people are who make the
effort of any government possible. But there is a legitimate question, what we
can do as individuals and groups to support Palestine and fight against the
aggression and terrorism of Israel? As individuals we can start by teaching our
children the real history of Palestine and why we should never accept any peace
deal with apartheid Israel. Then as advocates of resistance and freedom we
should all be active in our way and according to our profession.
As groups, it is vital for us to always commemorate the ways and memorials of
Palestine like when Ayatollah Imam Khomeini gave us AL Quds day on the last
Friday of Ramadan for example.
We can also utilize social media, the new powerful tool that allows us to
surpass all mainstream media’s fake news and lies and present to the world what
Palestine goes through everyday due to apartheid Israel.
Sometimes one word can change a human, and this is what we aspire to do. To hold
the Palestinian cause on our heads so that everyone sees their suffering and
help push for an end for Zionism.
Q: Do you have a message for Iranian people in regard
to supporting Palestinian people?
I hold a sincere thank you for the people of Tehran. It is true I am not
Palestinian but I am from south Lebanon and we have suffered for decades under
the Israeli occupation until our brave men liberated our land and gave us back
our dignity in the face of the Zionist arrogance. It had been for the sacrifices
and aids of the Iranian people. We would not have tasted the sweet victory in
2000 and then again in 2006 without support of Iranian nation.
Despite all the destruction, we still managed to fight like no one had ever
fought before. Similarly, what the Iranian people have shown and still show in
support of Palestine and Lebanon against Zionism deserves a bow of respect and
honor to a nation that has itself been sanctioned and besieged for the past 38
All the respect and love from the bottom of my heart to the courageous people of
the Islamic Republic of Iran. Keep your head high as it has always been and no
one will ever be able to defeat you.
Q: If you were an Iranian and were willing to support
Palestine, what would you do?
I’d simply support my government and my supreme leader in their calls against
genocide inflicting the people of Palestine due to western hegemony and Israeli
I would also be ready to defend the holy lands in Palestine if my Imams call
upon me to do so. That’s obviously being a personal choice and not an obligatory
one since as I said before sometimes a word is more than enough. The people of
Palestine only need our support and aid and they are fully capable of defending
their country but when and if a fatwa is issued I would be ready to die for this
Q: Some say that other countries’ affairs are none of
our business and first we should resolve our problems and we don’t care if Syria
and Palestine have any problem. What do you respond to them?
It is only fair to care for one’s internal problems that is the least of rights
that every citizen deserves to see resolved.
However, we must put in mind that if our neighbor’s house catches fire we have
to help putting it out or else our house will be next. This is why as a duty of
the Muslim Ummah first and as a necessary precaution second we need to make sure
that our neighboring states remain secure and at peace to make sure that
terrorism will not hit us next. That is exactly what happened in Lebanon for
In 2011 the Syrian crisis broke out and less than a year later we started having
terrorist attacks in our own capital in Beirut which is why the Lebanese
resistance Hezbollah took the brave decision to get involved in the war against
Syria by first securing our own border line from takfiri infiltration and the by
sending fighters to help the SAA (Syrian government) to regain territories
occupied by terrorists. The equation is simple; when we stand together nothing
can come between us and nothing can harm any of our nations.