The April 6 Youth Movement on Thursday called on the US administration not to veto a draft resolution for the declaration of a Palestinian state expected to be announced by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, at the United Nations Security Council on Friday.
The United States had threatened to use its power of veto block the resolution recognizing a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.
In a statement, the April 6 Youth Movement said it "is sending a warning to the US administration against any attempts to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.”
The group went on to say the “main reason for the hatred directed towards US policies in the Middle East is the United States’ constant support for Israel and its racist practices against the Palestinian people, and the disregard shown by successive US administrations to the severe suffering of Palestinians and of their right to a dignified and secure life and an independent state."
“If the United States really wants to calm things down in the Middle East and wants peace and security for everyone, then they should also support Palestinian rights to the same extent as their support for Israel,” said the movement. “The Arab-Israeli conflict was the focal point and the spark for many events in the Middle East these past years."
Ahmed Maher, general coordinator of the April 6 Youth Movement, said in the statemet: "The US administration should be well aware that post-revolution Egypt is not the same as pre-revolution Egypt, and that it will not be allowed to once again become a puppet of the United States, as was the case during the Mubarak regime… There are no more dictators trying to maintain their power by becoming puppets of the US."