As-Syeikh Dr Mustafa as-Sibai (The leader of Ikhwan Syria that lead the fight in Palestine)
The birth of the illegitimate state of Israel on Palestine was in the year 1367 Hijri, corresponding to Gregorian calendar 1948. This Friday, 18th December 2009, ushers in the new Islamic calendar year, 1431 Hijri. Sixty-four years on, Palestine is still under occupation with no signs of letting up by the Zionist usurpers. Perhaps it suits the occasion of Ma’al Hijrah to revisit the events of 1948 as the tragedy unfolded and engulfed the whole region in a bitter struggle right up to this day.
On 24th February 1949, Egypt and Israel agreed to a ceasefire. Syria followed suit on 23rd March and Jordan on 4th April. Israel officially became a member of the United Nations and gain recognition from the whole world. Thus the state of Israel was established on the weakness, indecisiveness and betrayal of the Arab regimes.
Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor
1 Muharram 1431 Hijriah