The Portuguese parliament’s recent vote to recognize the Palestinian Nakba that occurred in 1948 has been hailed as a significant victory for the Palestinian people.
Dr. Basem Naeem, Head of the Political and Foreign Relations Department of Hamas in Gaza, stated on Saturday that the decision, viewed as a new triumph, adds to similar resolutions passed by other European parliaments, reinforcing the call for Palestinian rights and self-determination.
In a statement, Naim highlighted the importance of international support for the Palestinian cause to end the occupation, achieve freedom and independence, and prevent further escalation of religious conflicts in the region.
“We look forward to seeing these countries’ governments reflect the voice of their people and take necessary policies and actions to support the Palestinian cause and stand with our people in ending the occupation and achieving freedom and independence,” Naim added.
The recent resolution reflects the growing global awareness of the Palestinian struggle and the need for solidarity with their quest for justice and self-determination.
The statement read, “The Palestinian issue is going through an extremely critical moment, with the fascist right-wing controlling the Zionist government, attempting to settle the conflict in their favor and eliminate Palestinian rights.”
In addition, Naim highlighted the significance of the Portuguese parliament’s vote and the need for concerted global efforts to protect Palestinian rights in the face of a government that poses a grave threat to regional stability and peace.
“This requires international efforts to protect Palestinian rights and stand against this racist government that destabilizes the region and opens doors to widespread religious warfare, not only in Palestine but also throughout the entire region,” He concluded.
With a majority vote, the Portuguese parliament decided on Saturday, 22 July 2023 to recognize the catastrophe that befell the Palestinian people in 1948 and to celebrate their struggle to secure their right to self-determination.