On November 30, 2021, the Parliamentarians for AlQuds YouTube channel uploaded a speech by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki. In his speech, Zaki said that Israel could have been established in Uganda or Argentina, but that the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia caused colonialist countries to want to establish a "human barrier" in the Middle East to prevent Arab unity and to prevent Arab society from developing. He said that the United States has continued to give Israel the "upper hand" in the region, and that the Palestinians are an "advanced army in the belly of this ghoulish beast."
Abbas Zaki: "The first Israeli Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion, said: 'He who rules Jerusalem rules the world.' In addition, we in Palestine are victims of the discovery of oil [in the region]. Israel could have been established in Uganda or in Argentina, but when oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia by Aramco, the leaders of the seven colonialist countries – all European back then – convened. I am not about to name them one by one here – Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, and so on...
"For two years they sent their experts, until they realized that the new discovery was the artery of modern industries. Therefore, they published the 'Campbell-Bannerman Report,' which states that a human barrier must be established, so that the western and eastern parts of the Arab world would be separated. The purpose was to separate the Arabs from one another. In addition, its goal was to prevent the possibility of Arab unity. The third goal was to dominate the [natural] resources of the region. The fourth goal was to deny the Arabs the civilization robbed from them by the West, and to prevent them from achieving development and stability.
"During World War II, America came to power as the leader of the new imperialism, and it doubled down on the persecution of the Arabs and the Palestinians, even though they were its friends. However, the U.S. preferred that Israel have the upper hand in the region. And who pays the price? We, the Palestinians.
"The Palestinians are your advanced army in the belly of this ghoulish beast, which receives all the support of the Western camp and the United States."