An Arab strategic expert has warned that Israel's rabid efforts to maintain nuclear monopoly in the Middle East is aimed at keeping hundreds of millions of Muslims under the mercy of the Zionist state's nuclear weapons.Fundamentalists with nukes? Imagine worrying about that.
Abdul Sattar Qassem, a professor of political science and former candidate for President in the Palestinian Authority, said Israel wanted all Arabs and Muslims in this region to remain in a "perpetual state of strategic and military inferiority."
"This means they can invade, attack and occupy any rampage through any Arab or Muslim country in this region with impunity," he said while speaking during a symposium in Dura Tuesday, marking the 58th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the forced usurpation of Palestine by Zionist Jews.
Qassem, a frequent critic of the Palestinian Authority and the Oslo process, said it was imperative that Muslim states seek to create military and strategic parity with Israel.
"Such a parity or a semblance of parity is essential to prevent Israel from annihilating millions of Muslims."
"Just imagine if some crazy Jewish fundamentalists take power in Israel, would it be far-fetched to imagine the possibility that these racists would seek to attack neighboring states with nuclear bombs in order to fulfill their messianic aspirations."
In the symposium, Qassem urged Palestinians and Palestinian political factions to consider the right of return of refugees a paramount issue.Elsewhere in the Iranian press, an IRIB article entitled "Zionists shot at hungry Palestinians."
"We must never ever compromise this right. We must never ever allow ethnic cleansing to win. We must never ever allow ourselves to be discouraged by the somber reality. Yes, we may not be able to realize the right of return now, but this doesn't mean that we should give it up."