'Gender equality is of paramount importance, and the constitution guarantees equal rights for men and women'
UAE1 hour ago
Dr Shawqi Shaath, member of the Administrative Council for Al Quds Conservation and Documentation at the Arab League, said during a lecture at the Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up (ZCCF) yesterday that the destruction of Arab landmarks by the Jewish state was an effort to legitimise its claim on the land it has occupied by destroying archaeological facts that confirm the historical Arab identity of the land.
" This destruction of religious and archaeological sites," warned Dr Shaath, will also extend to Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, as Jews believe that the Prophet Abraham came from Iraq.
He said that Israel has always pursued a policy of disregarding all resolutions made by the international organisations, especially the Unesco resolutions calling for safeguarding and protection of the ancient Palestinian monuments and antiquities.
"Acting in defiance of international community's concern, Israel persists in wiping out these archaeological historical landmarks, as there is nothing that can force Israel to abide by these resolutions," he said.
Dr Shaath urged the Arab and Palestinian people and leaders to realise the necessity of an urgent effort to deal with this problem and do something to save the landmarks from disappearing.
Archaeological findings, discovered by foreign scientists, demolished Israel's claim that Solomon Temple once existed where Al Quds stands today. On the contrary, he said, they do prove that Palestine and its people are Arabs who have been living in the region for thousands of years.
Dr Shaath noted that Palestine was rich in archaeological sites that date back to the Roman era and were spread all over Palestinian cities and towns like Akka and Haifa. He, however, expressed fears that this rich heritage was not a treasure for Palestine alone but for entire mankind was being destroyed and turned into public monuments by the Jews.
Referring to Iraq and its invasion and occupation by the Americans, Dr Shaath expressed doubts if the Americans would succeed in imposing a new educational system and curricula in Iraq. "This goal was designed to develop new Arab generations that will accept their culture and lifestyle," he added.
UAE1 hour ago
The hosts were five wickets away from a 1-0 series victory with New Zealand reaching 140 for five at close of play on day three
Cricket2 hours ago
By 2030, the number of passengers is expected to reach more than 36.5 million annually
Transport2 hours ago
Resort featuring 70 rooms, suites and villas is accessible exclusively by boat
UAE2 hours ago
16 initiatives aimed at talents and creatives, 10 initiatives for professionals and the business environment, and 14 initiatives for enabling the business environment
UAE2 hours ago