Palestinian academia is key in combating Israeli occupation’s annexation plans, Abduljabar Said
Dr. Abduljabar Said, head of the Education Committee of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad (PCPA), said that the Israeli planned annexation aims to undermine the will of the Palestinian people and impose a de facto reality, taking advantage of the authorities’ weak response to annexation and the Arab normalization with the occupation.
In an exclusive statement to PCPA, Dr. Said explained:
“The chief threat posed by the annexation plans is the land grab of Palestinian territories and sending the people on a flight of displacement to other areas, whether now and inside Palestine or later through pushing them out of Palestine in batches.”
Said believes that the Zionist annexation policy is a racial measure based on the concept of apartheid, by means of which the Israeli occupation attempts to rid of a massive mass of the Palestinian population.
He cautioned against cooling off as the Israeli occupation postponed putting the annexation plans into effect, which he considers an application of the so-called “Deal of the Century”, calling for adopting all the measures needed to face the annexation plans politically, legally and in the media.
On the role of the Palestinian academia in combating the annexation plans, Dr. Said pointed to the necessity of exposing the political threats lurking in the annexation plans through research papers, which expose the plan’s violation of the international law and bring under the spot light the crimes committed by the occupation at International gatherings.
“Palestinian academicians have a message and have a major role to play in building generations and motivating them to challenge the annexation plans, whether through education, researchers, seminars or conferences, as well as raising awareness and establishing a culture that discloses the risks of that project, while turning knowledge and academia into a trigger and supporting the resistance battle against this project.”