Nouakchott – He rarely speaks Chairman of the Alliance for Justice and Democracy Party in Mauritania Ibrahima Mukhtar became In international affairs, he violated the rule and issued a statement when he received the representative of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) Muhammad Abu Saqr, stressing that his party renews its firm support for the Palestinian struggle for independence, calling for peace between Palestine and Israel.
Mokhtar’s position, despite its lower position than the position of the Mauritanian political and popular forces that call for the liberation of Palestine and describe Israel as an usurping entity, was considered important in itself due to its frankness, the “difficult circumstance” in which it came, and the audiences to which it expressed.
The party, which is the most prominent in defending Mauritanian blacks, called in its statement to defend oppressed peoples and stand up to what they are exposed to in the entire world.
The view of the Mauritanian blacks on the Palestinian issue witnessed an internal debate among those interested in politics and rights within the Francophone (French-speaking) body in Mauritania, where there are multiple methods of judging it due to the approach and angle of view.
Parliamentarian and leftist leader Kadjta Malek Jello says that “the view of the Mauritanian blacks on Palestine has changed due to factors, most of which are internal,” as she recalls memories of the 1967 war, and how it was viewed as a war between Muslims and Jews, and one should not neglect to support Muslims in it.
Kadjta added – in her speech to Al Jazeera Net – that after the internal events in Mauritania in the eighties and nineties of the last century, the view on Palestine was greatly affected by the internal Mauritanian situation, as the Negroes see that the one who moves for Palestine and defends it is the same one who killed them in participation or support, As she said.
AndAccording to the Director General of Al-Haiba Independent News Agency, Sheikh Sidati, Internal factors were not the only real influence on the view of Palestine among Mauritanian blacks. Rather, there is another factor that goes back to the emergence of the issue and the accompanying propaganda that focused on the racial dimension and made it specific to Arabs.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Sheikh Sidati said, “Africans were not the only ones neglecting the Palestinian issue at that time. Rather, they were with the Amazighs who did not care about the issue at all, and considered it a purely Arab issue,” considering that with the emergence of the Islamic dimension of the Palestinian issue, these parties returned to touching upon the influential common cause. A dimension that has been absent for decades.
The head of the Brotherhood Hands Association, Imam Abdullah Sar, is not satisfied with the internal and Arab dimensions in alienating Mauritanian blacks from the Palestinian issue. Rather, he believes that the greatest thing they have suffered from in French-speaking societies is the directed or misleading media, represented by “the French media, which broadcasts its ideas in subtle ways.” And malicious, and he feeds it with what serves his point of view regarding the Jewishness of the land and the Palestinians’ lack of right to it,” according to his description.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Imam Sar said, “The French media presents the Palestinians as terrorists, but what has been going on for decades is a war between cousins.”
Imam Sar, whose association these days leads the defense of Palestinians in the Negro communities in Mauritania, pointed out that some of his students are still searching to this day for a French news channel that they can follow, just like Al Jazeera (for the Arabs), so that they have a broad understanding of the issue and its dimensions.
The Secretary-General of the Brotherhood Hands Association confirms that, “After making a great effort to correct misconceptions and confront misleading media, we have begun to reap some fruits in this society that is far removed in language, geography, and other factors.”
Confrontation and frankness
The parliamentary representative of the National Rally for Reform and Development Party, “Tawasul,” Ba Mamdo Dumba, while receiving an American human rights delegation, launched a strong attack on the West, mocking its sponsorship of freedoms and defending them in exchange for complicity regarding the daily killing in Gaza. He said to the American delegation, “We welcome you as guests, but we say To your state and to the West after it, they are the sponsors of terrorism, and America is the one financing and supervising the killing of innocent people in Palestine.”
The representative spoke in an angry tone, saying, “Whoever rejects a mere decision to stop the killing in Gaza is being used Veto Against him, he cannot be an advocate of peace nor a demander of rights, and we will no longer trust your slogans of supporting the weak and defending freedoms and peoples’ rights to combat injustice and tyranny.”
The challenge of the targeted media and the necessity of being frank with society has weighed heavily on the strategic thinking of the issue, leaving millions in Africa an easy prey for misleading media that distorts the facts.
This challenge of paralyzing a strong and vibrant body in its youth led to many visits by Palestinian leaders and some Mauritanian Negroes to West Africa, where they met with actors in political and social affairs in several countries, and conferences were held for scholars, politicians and youth in order to present the Palestinian issue.
According to the representative of Hamas in Mauritania Muhammad Abu Saqr, French speakers in Mauritania are fully aware of the origins and merits of the issue, but the popular base of French speakers needs more awareness and education.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Abu Saqr added that during his visit to West African countries, he noticed widespread interest in the Palestinian issue, but there is weakness among a large segment of African societies towards it, fueled by “Zionist penetration into the continent, which presents itself as oppressed in its own land by terrorists,” according to Abu. hawk.
Abu Saqr stressed that there is a good and accelerating effort for an effective presence on the African continent, due to its strong role in influence and its experience in liberation and combating the occupier.