DOHA (Dispatches) – Doha will not join other Persian Gulf Arab regime in establishing diplomatic ties with the Zionist regime, a Qatari official has said, adding that normalizing relations with the Zionist regime "can’t be the answer” to the Zionist-Palestinian conflict.
"We don’t think that normalization was the core of this conflict and hence it can’t be the answer,” Lolwah al-Khater, Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesperson said in an interview with Bloomberg.
"The core of this conflict is about the drastic conditions that the Palestinians are living under” as "people without a country, living under occupation,” she said.
Al-Khater’s statement came ahead of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signing their normalization deals with the Zionist regime in a ceremony scheduled in the White House.
Palestinians have slammed the deals as grave betrayals by the Arab states, further undermining their efforts to achieve self-determination.
The Palestinian leadership wants an independent state based on the de facto borders before the 1967 war, in which the Zionist regime occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and annexed East al-Quds.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted to Bahrain’s normalization of ties with the occupying regime following the UAE, saying, "Any recognition of Israel will face strong opposition from Palestinian people. We cannot make a decision which runs counter to the aspirations of the oppressed Palestinian nation. We will continue to support the fair resolution of the Palestinian issue.”
"If the whole world wants to recognize Israel, Islamabad would not do so and would never make a decision contrary to the wishes of the Palestinian people” Khan told Urdu-language 92 News television news network on Tuesday.
He underlined that the Pakistani government will never compromise on its fundamental principles of supporting Palestine and its liberation, as stated by the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
"Until a just solution to the Palestinian issue is produced, any recognition of the Zionist regime is ruled out. How can we accept to normalize with the Zionists when the main Palestinian parties do not accept it?” the Pakistani premier said.