Representatives of various religions, sects and over 32 political and religious parties of Pakistan have urged the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take immediate measures to put an end to Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza.
Speaking at the Palestine Solidarity Conference held by Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) at Lahore Press Club, the participants demanded that Pakistan government instantly convene a conference of Muslim rulers and join hands with other friendly countries to play an active role in the UN to put an end to Israeli aggression.
The joint declaration issued at the end of the conference said that Israeli atrocities are against the mankind. “People, belonging to different religions, are protesting across the globe against the heinous Zionist crimes. The international community should stand up against Israeli aggression,” it said.
The declaration said the leaders of all religions and schools of thought in Pakistan strongly condemn Israeli war madness and believe that Israel’s attack on Palestine is indeed an attack on humanity. “The UN and international community have the responsibility to stop Israeli aggression.”
The speakers said Israel is committing genocide of innocent Palestinian children, women, the elderly and youth, which is unmatched in history.
It was decided during the conference that Yaum-e-Quds will be observed on Friday with enthusiasm. The Christian community of Pakistan will express solidarity with the Palestinian people and pray for them in churches next Sunday.
In his telephonic address to the conference, Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, Ahmed Abu Ali, said that the entire world is protesting against Israeli aggression today.
“Protests are being staged against Israeli atrocities in the United States, Europe and even Tel Aviv, but the Muslim world has been maintaining a criminal silence. Rather than worrying about the dead bodies of Palestinian children, they are interested in who wins or loses in football.”
He said Pakistani prime minister was the first among all Muslim leaders to condemn Israeli aggression. “Every Palestinian holds Pakistan in high esteem and prays for its survival and stability,” he added.
A resolution was passed during the conference to demand that the government keep the Pakistani flag at half-mast for one day to protest against Israeli aggression and express solidarity with innocent Palestinians.
JI to hold week-long protest
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday announced to hold a week-long protest against the Israeli aggression against Gaza.
Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar on Sunday, the JI amir vowed that his party would hold protests across the country throughout the week in solidarity with the Palestinians.
Terming the Israeli aggression genocide, Haq stressed that a meeting of all Islamic states should be convened and a joint action be taken against the offensive.
He regretted that no Muslim leader except for Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had taken a stand against Israel.
Source: The Express Tribune