Kashmir Stands In Solidarity With Palestinians

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Srinagar: All major political and religious parties in Kashmir Wednesday unanimously condemned the relentless and savage Israeli onslaught on Palestinians in the occupied territories.

The Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu & Kashmir, led by the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while strongly condemning the bombing and killings of innocent Palestinians by oppressive Israeli and Zionist forces said MMU was aghast at the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

MMU in a statement denounced the attack on innocent worshippers inside Masjid Al-Aqsa in occupied Jerusalem that too in the holy month of Ramadan and on the night of Laylat-ul-Qadr.

The MMU leadership and its members termed the Zionist aggression and desecration of Islam’s third holiest site as unacceptable and sheer violation of the basic human rights and against the principles of justice.
“This attack by Israel is inhuman and exposed the nefarious motives of the occupier Zionist regime, which is to evict Palestinians from their home and usurp their land. MMU expresses solidarity with the families of the martyrs,” the statement said.

The MMU called out on the Muslim nations and the “justice-loving” countries for their “criminal silence” saying their attitude is shameful and unfortunate.
“It stressed upon the global human rights organisations, United Nations and OIC to rise to the occasion to rein in the oppressive Israeli regime and take steps to ensure protection of lives, honour and properties of the people of Palestine.”

The National Conference also on Wednesday condemned the atrocities being committed by Israeli forces in Palestine and has expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine.

In a statement National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah, Vice President Omar Abdullah, and other senior leaders expressed solidarity with the innocent victims of violence and bloodshed in Palestine.

Condemning the Israeli attacks against Palestinians in east Jerusalem, the leaders said, “Even in the holy month of Ramadan, Israel has unleashed an unjust and despicable war in east Jerusalem, Al Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Bab Al Amud resulting in killing scores of innocent Palestinians. Even women and children are not being spared.”

Expressing anguish and pain at the Israeli assault on Islam’s third holiest site Masjid Al Aqsa, National Conference leaders said, “Nothing can be more tragic than this deafening silence of some of the prominent Muslim countries on this latest Israeli aggression. Just to please the USA, they couldn’t muster courage to condemn the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians,” adding, “They should put up a strong and united face and mount pressure on Israel and its allies to immediately stop this aggression in Palestine.”

The Politbureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) also denounced the Israeli attacks on Palestinians, saying that the air raids carried out by Israel on the Gaza strip led to the death of many Palestinian citizens.

“Israel is moving towards the complete occupation of East Jerusalem by attacking Palestinians who were protesting it’s attempt to forcefully expel residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood to make way for Jewish settlements. Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest shrine for Muslims and injured hundreds of people praying in the Mosque during the month of Ramadan,” CPI (M) said in a statement.

Netanyahu, who had repeatedly failed to win a majority in the Israel elections, launched these attacks for petty political gains and to cover up the government’s failure to protect people from the raging Covid pandemic. Palestinians living in Israel are even discriminated from being vaccinated, reflecting the apartheid policies pursued by Israel, the statement said.

It added that these acts of Israel are in gross violation of human rights and various resolutions passed by the UN. The CPI (M) condemned these acts and called upon the government of India to voice its support to the people of Palestine

Meanwhile, the executive body of Jammu Muslim Front (JMF) Wednesday strongly denounced the Israeli attack on innocent people of Palestine.

Zaffar Ahmad, Chairman of JMF in a statement termed the forceful expelling of residents of Sheikh Jarrah to pave way for Jewish to settle is a barbaric act of loot and gross violations of human rights.

Raiding Al-Aqsa is a cowardice act of the government of Israel and the right thinking nation should forge unity to limit its real and boycott trade, social cultural relations and even travel ban should be imposed for her inhumane behavior, the statement said.

He appealed United Nations to take a serious note of it and convene a meeting to denounce this act of genocide.

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