Mohamad Izzat Khatab
And if it was him after Bashar al-Assad?
Syria does not recover from its Arab Spring. Between massacres, war crimes and crimes against humanity, the diplomatic broom, and the UN truce demands seem powerless to curb the avalanche of dead people lining Syria. The urgency is there. And here, in Paris, resides since 2002 a Syrian businessman who dedicates each of his breaths to implement "The khatab plan", a roadmap horizon 2022 to allow the return of peace in Syria, and the repatriation Syrian refugees.
"500,000 dead, more than 2 million wounded, how long, how long will I spend and devote my life and all my fortune to the reconstruction of my country, I do not ask you for any donation, any financial help, I'm just asking you to help me implement "The Khatab Plan" so that together we can pacify and rebuild Syria, "said Mohamad Izzat Khatab, his hand on his heart and his eyes wide open.
500,000 dead, more than 2 million wounded, how long, how long will I spend and devote my life and all my fortune to the reconstruction of my country, I do not ask you for any donation, any financial help, I'm just asking you to help me implement
This Sunni Muslim born in Damascus made a fortune in the mining industry, tourism and real estate. Aware that the source of wars often lies in disagreements between religious communities, it is not surprising to see him on his social networks and during his public appearances, alongside imams, priests, rabbis and other men of peace. A kind of concert of religious Muslims, Christians, Jews to advance on the path of "better living together".
France, he chose for his motto: "Freedom, Equality, Fraternity". Words, values that make France. France is suffering the full impact of the civil war in Syria.
To escape the violence, as many as four million Syrians have fled the country to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Europe. France appears fourth in the number of asylum requests according to studies carried out by the Eurostat agency. Clearly, the Syrian diaspora is less present in France than in other European countries.
Faced with this exodus that forces Europe to host refugees, to accommodate them, Mohamad Izzat Khatab frequently meets with political decision-makers and the main leaders of the European Union to put them, on the one hand, in front of their responsibilities to respect the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and on the other hand, to call for a "civic and human surge" in favor of those emigrants who have been flocking for years to Europe in unbearable flee war, poverty, and suffering.
Distressed, Mohamad Izzat Khatab created in 2012 the foundation "Syria for all".
A humanitarian NGO that aims to provide legal, medical and financial assistance to Syrian compatriots in need. In parallel, a political party of the same name was created.
Since 2017, Mohamad Izzat Khatab has produced a roadmap aimed at the integral reconstruction of Syria.
It seems that the international community and the various community institutions are open to the idea that between the horror incarnated by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the hope insufluded by Mohamad Izzat Khatab, the choice be made. Course to follow.