The University of Sciences and Arts in Lebanon – USAL held a dialogue seminar entitled “Al Aqsa Flood – A Story that Dates Back to the Time Before Nakba”, hosting Dr. Wissam Yassine, the writer and political researcher, along with the Palestinian historian and writer Mr. Ahmad El Dabash. The seminar was presented by Ms. Mona Zaarour, and attended by a number of students and teachers of the University.
After the national anthem and the presentation, Dr. Yassine delivered a speech where he explained the importance of the path of resistance, considering that “the path of surrendering and peace will only lead to more killings and humiliation” adding that “the Palestinian resistance was often subjected to attacks by media outlets, and that all of its actions and achievements were underestimated, on the pretext that all the Arab armies, combined, were only defeated in their war against Israel”.
Dr. Yassine continued saying that “a previous experience has proven how the Lebanese Resistance conquered the Israeli Occupation, forcing it unconditionally out of Lebanon, added to the experience of the Palestinian Resistance, inflicting heavy defeat upon the Israeli enemy forces, and forcing them out of Gaza during Sharon’s rule, who was known for his relentlessness when it comes to military confrontations”.
Dr. Yassine noted that “the timing of Al Aqsa Flood operation was decided upon the approaching date of the largest normalization deal of all times, coupled with all the sufferings in Gaza Strip, the blockade forced upon it, and the ongoing attacks on Al Aqsa Mosque and worshippers there”.
On his part, Mr. Ahmad El Dabash saw that “history is currently being written by the heroes”, stating that “this Zionist aggression has once again unveiled the truth about the bloody Zionist entity, reflecting the extent of violence, cruelty and terrorism constituting its mental, intellectual, social and psychological structure. These characteristics have been shaped by a religious and cultural fabric, making them one belief in the name of religion”.
El Dabash added that “the Bible is the backbone of the American version of political thought, and it hugely contributes in shaping the American public opinion, culture and policies regarding the determinants of the conflict and its stance on the Zionist enemy”.
El Dabash stressed that “Arab intellectual, academic and media elites shouldn’t adopt western terminology when covering Palestinian issues”, considering that “using the terms Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing is an intellectual and ethical duty towards the support of the Palestinian cause”.
At the conclusion of the seminar, the two guests had a Q&A session with the University students.