Qatar Strongly Condemns Israeli Finance Minister's Denial of Palestinians' Existence, Using Israeli Map Containing Jordanian Borders, Occupied Palestinian Territories

Doha, Media & Communication Dept., March 21

The State of Qatar condemns in the strongest terms the statements of the Israeli Minister of Finance, in which he denied the existence of the Palestinian people while using a map of Israel that included borders of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers the statements of the Israeli minister as new evidence of the racism of the occupation government and an attempt to falsify history and deny the right of the Palestinian people to exist, stressing -at the same time- that these extremist statements and flimsy allegations that contradict human values are denied by history that confirms the existence of the Palestinian people on this land since eternity.
It also considers the minister's use of the map as a flagrant violation of international norms and covenants, calling on the international community to assume its responsibility and force Israel to respect the resolutions of international legitimacy.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates Qatar's firm stance on the just Palestinian cause, the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, and the establishment of their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.