The displacement of the Palestinian people as a result of the Zionist occupation and its impact on the structure of society in the occupied territories and the diaspora and the reality of the Palestinian refugee camps are axes discussed in the symposium held by the Union of Arab Writers in Damascus today.
The symposium, which was titled Camps and Displacement and their Impact on Palestinian Society and Culture, was attended by a number of researchers who made interventions about the suffering of the Palestinian people and their stay in the camps after the Zionist entity expelled them and Arab and foreign regimes conspired against them, and the reflection of what happened to their thought, education and culture.
Khaled Abdel Majeed, Secretary General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, indicated the interconnectedness of the Syrian and Palestinian struggle in all the difficulties that are going on, stressing that the Palestinian refugee constitutes the core of the issue and the struggle with the occupation. .
Researcher Muhammad Al-Buhaisi, head of the Palestinian-Iranian Friendship Association, stated that the tragedy of the Palestinian people was embodied in the camp and turned into glory and rejection of death and resulted in cases of cultural and literary distinction and creativity. A conscious revolutionary, especially in Syria, because the Palestinian refugees were granted the rights to a decent life that they were denied in other countries.
Researcher Ali Badwan explained that the Palestinian people have become in camps, gatherings and places, as it is not only a refugee, but has become in a diaspora facing the harshest types of conspiracy and employment and has been a victim of the Zionist settlement project in light of the complicity of several regimes and an attempt to deny that Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people.
In a statement to the media, the head of the Arab Writers Union, Dr. Muhammad al-Hourani, said, “The expansion of cultural activities in the Palestinian camps is an urgent necessity that seeks to develop the sense of resistance and raise the morale because the Palestinian who resort to the camp is the first to have the right to return to his usurped land.”
In his intervention, researcher Dr. Khalaf Al-Muftah, Director of Al-Quds International Foundation, Syria Branch, said, "Adopting the Palestinian cause is in action, culture and thinking, and consecrating it in any gathering or culture to preserve the Palestinian national spirit that strongly contributes to the association of the people of the occupied land with their land and their Arab affiliation."
As for Father Anthony Hanania, he pointed to the need to spread education and culture among the refugee camps and strive to counter the enemy's propaganda that seep into Arab societies from the futility of resistance, and that the solution would be normalization and the adoption of the values of neoliberalism that seek to fragment the identity of the civilized region.
Researcher Bakur Al-Arroub stressed the importance of cultivating a sense of patriotism among the people of the camps, strengthening their belief in the right of return, and preserving historical documents that contribute to confronting the usurper.
Dr. Salim Barakat spoke about the need to push the Palestinian cause into all activities so that it would remain a beacon to light the approach of the resistance.
The director of the seminar, Dr. Ahmed Ali Muhammad, emphasized the necessity of supporting the essence of the Palestinian struggle, uniting viewpoints and cultivating a culture of taking the right and returning.
Mohammed Khaled Al-Khader