Khaled Al-Batsh, a leader in Palestinian Islamic Jihad, addressed a demonstration against the Deal of the Century in Yemen. Al-Batsh said that Palestinians will never negotiate or barter over their land and Jerusalem, even if their "heads are blown off" like in the case of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Ata or Iranian Qods Force Commander Qasem Soleimani. Al-Batsh called upon "the sons of the Islamic nation everywhere" to besiege American and "Zionist" embassies and consulates around the world and isolate them. He also called upon the people of the UAE, Oman, and Bahrain to disavow from their representatives who were present at the announcement of the Deal of the Century, which he called "Deal of Shame." Al-Batsh said that Arab regimes that are hesitant to reject the Deal of the Century will not be spared by history. He added that these countries should have sent armies and tanks to liberate Jerusalem. The address was aired on Al-Quds Al-Youm, a Gaza-based channel affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, on January 31, 2020.
Khaled Al-Batsh: "Once again, I say to my folk in Yemen: We will never negotiate over our land. We will never bargain over our Jerusalem. We will never disgrace ourselves when it comes to our land and our religion, even if our heads are blown off like the head of the martyr Baha Abu Al-Ata in Gaza or the head of the martyr Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, and the heads of many other martyrs in the region, who confronted the American and Zionist arrogance.
"I call upon the sons of the Islamic nation everywhere to besiege American embassies and consulates everywhere, and to besiege the embassies and consulates of the Zionist enemy wherever it is possible so that these dens of spies and collaborators are isolated. I also call upon the peoples of the countries whose representatives attended the announcement of the 'Deal of Shame' to disavow [these representatives] as a popular message of support for us. To the regimes that hesitate in their rejection [of the deal]. To the regimes that hesitate in their rejection [of the deal] and recite the text prepared by Pompeo in the American State Department, I say: History will not spare you. You should have sent your armies to recapture Jerusalem. You should have sent your tanks to liberate it. Since you have failed to do so – be quiet. It is better for you to stay silent than to talk."