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Negev Desert versus Occupation

Although there are local reasons for the recent ignition of the Israeli campaign on the Negev, what this region is witnessing today is not far from the historical context established by David Ben-Gurion, since he declared that “if we do not persevere in the desert, Tel Aviv will fall.”

A slogan regularly repeated by the “Jewish National Fund”, which had a remarkable role in establishing the Zionist entity, and is working to implement this slogan in Negev with temporary settlement plans. Plans that are erected under the pretext of “the blooming of the desert” Project as a cover for the displacement of native Palestinians.

On the other hand, these Palestinians insist on clinging to their rights, railing with every possible tool the daily epic struggle and steadfastness. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister, Rostam Qassemi, discussed last week bilateral relations especially at the economic level.

President al-Assad stressed the importance of establishing new projects that achieve the common strategic benefit of Syria and Iran and link the business sectors in both countries. The joint discussions also dealt with ways to expand bilateral work in the public and private sectors and encourage joint investments with the aim of giving a new drive to trade and economic ties.

For his part, Minister Qassemi reiterated his country's firm position in supporting the steadfastness of the Syrian people in the face of the terrorist war they are being exposed to and Iran’s keenness to expand cooperation between the two countries in all fields that serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.


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