The fifth international conference on Palestine was held in Tehran, October 1-2, 2011, under the theme “Fifth International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada” during the final year in office of the 8th Islamic Parliament of Iran. The Conference, whose motto was Palestine for All Palestinians, coincided with regional developments and the repercussions of the UN recognition of Palestine state.
The high-level conference kicked off with a speech by the Supreme Leader. The heads of three branches of government, chairman of the Assembly of Experts, secretary of the Guardian Council, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, a large number of members of the Expediency Council, ministers, MPs and prominent Iranian figures, and more than 50 international delegations and representatives from 80 countries were in attendance.
Like in the previous conferences, Ayatollah Khamenei used the most influential words and phrases in his speech and said: “The entire Palestine for all Palestinians.”
That was the key point highlighted by the Supreme Leader in the fifth international conference in support of the Palestinian Intifada and in elucidation of the Muslim community’s strategy on the issue of Palestine.
With his appreciable remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei dismissed suspicious measures under way at the UN by the Palestinian Authority.
“Any plan that would divide Palestine is rejected downright. The two-state plan covered under the UN recognition of the Palestinian state is nothing but bowing to the Zionists’ demands, i.e. accepting a Zionist state in the Palestinian land,” said the Supreme Leader.
After the inauguration, the Conference started by electing Ali Larijani as its Chairman.
The two-day conference ended with a 23-point final communiqué.
The final statement underlined the necessity of joint efforts by all Muslims and freedom-seeking people for restoring the historical, national and legal rights of the resistant Palestinian nation and condemned Judaization, destruction of religious sites, threatening of al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock and drilling operations beneath the mosque.
The statement called on Muslim governments and countries and freedom-seekers across the world to boycott Zionist products and companies. It also reiterated support for the struggles by the nation and the resistance movement of Lebanon, particularly Hezbollah, against Zionist occupiers, and their efforts for freeing up the rest of the country’s soil from the Zionists’ claws.
The communiqué also offered gratitude to the Supreme Leader for his stances and foresight for safeguarding and bolstering the resistance of the Palestinian people and demanded that his speech be registered as the covenant of the Conference.
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