Sheikh Ra'ed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in the Palestinian lands occupied in 1948, stated that the Zionist project in Palestine is breaking down day by day, highlighting that the return of Palestinian refugees is an inalienable and immutable right.
In an interview with the Bayan magazine on the sixtieth anniversary of the Nakba, Sheikh Salah announced that the Islamic Movement intends to continue its activities which support the right of return for many years to come.
The Palestinian leader underlined that the Zionist institution thought that it could uproot the Arab presence in the lands occupied in 1948 and judaize the Palestinian minority, but the demographic expansion of this minority is apt to increase and the number of Palestinians inside (occupied Palestine) will become equal to the number of Jews as their institutions fearfully expects.
As for the future of the Arab minority inside the 1948 lands and the threats it faces, the Palestinian leader said: "Its future is promising; I am optimistic about that. We will remain in our land, in our homes, our institutions. We will stay to build our society, a self-made society having the ability to make what it needs of daily services at all levels."
Regarding the Zionist attempts to obliterate everything that is Palestinian, the Palestinian leader stressed that the Zionist institution persists in its injustice and works on confiscating all Islamic endowments and sites and not hesitating to destroy Islamic graveyards in order to build on them settlement outposts, public parks and roads.