Al-Quds Waqf Fund plays key role in thwarting Israel’s plans – AlGhanim

Kuwait parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim during the meeting of the Fund's Board of Trustees.

Kuwait parliament speaker Marzouq Al­Ghanim said Tuesday AlQuds Waqf (endowment) Fund’s Board of Trustees was playing “an important” role in confronting Israeli plans aimed at undermining Palestinians and Arabs in Jerusalem.

Kuwait parliament members are showing keen support for the Palestinian question in all international parliamentary conferences because they believed in its just causes, Al­Ghanim said in a speech before a meeting of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. Al­Ghanim said desperation should not find a way “to our hearts,” because victory of the Palestinians would be achieved.

The speaker condemned the Israeli systematic aggression in Al­Quds and occupied Palestinian territories. “We are not against any heavenly faith, rather encourage peaceful co­existence among religions.

We are against a discriminatory entity which confiscate the land and displace people,” said Al­Ghanim. “Our objective is to oust the zionist entity from the Inter­Parliamentary Union … I am confident we can succeed in our mission but I can’t promise a date, but this will be the biggest political blow to oust this entity from the world’s second largest organization after the UN,” he said.

Prince Turki Al­Faisal, Chairman of Board of Trustees, expressed gratitude for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah for his relentless support of the Palestinian cause.

Prince Turki, who cited Saudi Arabia’s historic backing of the Palestinian people, said people were eagerly awaiting to see Jerusalem as capital of the Palestinian State.

Mohammad Shatayya, representative of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said support of charity groups and Al­Quds University, as well as renovation of houses would contribute to protection of Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of Al­Quds.

Shatayya, who thanked Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and many Arab countries for their political and economic support, warned against considering Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Source: KUNA