Syria's Mufti calls for unifying ranks to confront the Israeli enemy instead of normalizing relations with it

BEIRUT, (ST)_ The 6th World Conference of the International Union of Resistance Scholars kicked off on Tuesday in Beirut under the slogan "Nation's Uprising against Normalization Conspiracies and Elimination Schemes". 
Addressing the participants in the confence via video, Syria's Grand Mufti Sheikh Badereddin Hassoun, condemned the normalization of relations between some Arab countries and the Zionist enemy, which is still occupying Arab lands and  imprisoning hundreds of people and continuously storming al-Aqsa Mosque. 
He called for unifying ranks to confront the Israeli enemy instead of normalizing relations with it. 
The Mufti affirmed that Syria, whose army and people have been targeted  over the past 10 years, remained steadfast  and has achieved victory over conspirators. 
Syria will stay with the resistance in the same trench, Sheikh Hassoun added. 
On his part, Chairman of  the International Union of Resistance Scholars Sheikh Maher Hammoud said that resistance against the Zionist entity has become firmer. 
"33 years after the start of the Palestinian uprising, it has been proven that stone is more effective than bullet and that the belief in right and future is stronger than occupation," he stated. 
Sheikh Hammoud pointed out that the United States frankly announced that it paid billions of dollars to distort the image of resistance and to strike Syria, Iraq and Libya. 
He asserted that the axis of resistance will foil all conspiracies and achieve victory. 
Hezbollah's Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Na'eem Qasem said that despite the conspiracy, which has targeted Palestine since The Balfour Declaration in 1917, the consecutive generations continue to work on liberating Palestine. 
He referred to the fact that the Israeli occupation entity's record is full of crimes, chaos and destruction acts. 
"Stability will never be achieved in the region as long as the Israeli entity exist.. We have to be stronger in order to achieve balance in  detterance that led to victory," Sheikh Qasem stressed during the conference held to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Uprising (Intifada) of the Palestinian People. 
Basma Qaddour