Palestinian business tycoon Munib Al-Masri, who is also known as "the Duke of Nablus" told Roya News TV (Jordan) about his plans to sue the UK and force it to apologize to the Palestinians for the "accursed" Balfour Declaration. In an interview that aired on November 2, 2021, he said that he hired UK barrister Ben Emmerson to represent the Palestinian case in the UK, after the victory of the case in a Nablus court. The campaign to take legal action against Britain for its part in the Balfour Declaration was launched in February 2021, see MEMRI TV clip no 8713 for more details. For more about Munib Al-Masri, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 6871 and 7143.
Munib Al-Masri: "I have decided, along with some brothers, that the time has come for us to raise a lawsuit against Britain, which was the cause for all the problems in the region – in Palestine and throughout the Middle East. All the things you see, the Balfour Declaration, the Jewish state – after 100 years, Netanyahu called it 'the Jewish state' – and then in 2019, they came up with something called 'the Deal of the Century'... Everything was premeditated.
"Allah be praised, we won the lawsuit [against Britain] that we filed with the Court of First Instance in Nablus, and today, the most important barrister in London will execute this decision in Britain. We hope that the justice-loving British people, and the rest of the nations in Europe and the world, will stand by us, in order to force Britain to extend an apology for its great crime of devising the accursed Balfour Declaration, which was completely immoral and totally illegal.
"It was neither moral nor legal.
"Our barrister is called Ben Emmerson. He is a famous barrister known for his great positions. We hope that our lawsuit will be heard very soon at the London High Court. We hope it will happen in two or three weeks. In two or three days, I will be heading to Britain, so we can start our work with our brothers in Europe – the Palestinians and Arabs living in England and Europe.
"We said that we will go along with the two-state solution. We accepted the two-state solution and agreed to [a state] on 22% of Palestinian lands, as the first and second phases toward an understanding with the state of Israel and to establish one [united] Palestine. But it was all in vain."