Tunisian President Kais Saied said that choosing the name “Daniel” for the storm that struck neighboring Libya reflects the influence of the “global Zionist movement,” according to a video clip published by the Tunisian presidency today.
Saeed said in the video during a meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Ahmed Al-Hashani and members of the government, “With regard to Hurricane Daniel, did they not ask or bother to ask about the name “Daniel”?” He continued, “They chose Daniel. Who is Daniel? He is a Hebrew prophet… because the Zionist movement penetrated and the mind and thinking were almost destroyed, leaving them completely in a state of intellectual coma.”
He added, “They forgot Sabra and Shatila. They removed them from memory,” referring to the massacres of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, which were committed by Christian militias in 1982, with Zionist cover and protection, according to several reports.
Storm Daniel struck eastern Libya on September 10, causing sweeping floods that claimed more than 3,300 lives in the city of Derna in particular, according to authorities figures.
Before Libya, the storm hit Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece. It was named “Daniel” by the Greek Meteorological Service. In Europe, storms with moderate to severe consequences are given a unified name chosen in coordination between the national meteorological services concerned, according to alphabetical order.
During the same meeting, the Tunisian president ruled out any normalization between Tunisia and the Zionist entity, which in recent years has established diplomatic relations with some Arab countries, including Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, which took place under American sponsorship and were called the “Abraham Accords.”
“From Abraham to Daniel… (the relationship) is very clear,” Saeed said. He added, “The normalization they are talking about does not exist for me as a term. It is a high treason against the Palestinian people in all of Palestine,” adding, “The issue is not with the Jews, but with the global Zionist movement.”