Ashrafi Urges International Community to Support Palestinians

Sun Oct 22 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman, has unequivocally expressed support for Palestine and called on the international community to acknowledge the rights of the Palestinian people.

Ashrafi, while addressing a conference held to express solidarity with Palestinian people under the auspicious of the Pakistan Ulema Council in Islamabad, questioned the alleged military aggression in Syria and Lebanon and said Pakistan stood with Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and Syria in case of any aggression from Israel.

He said that if this war continued, it would not be confined to Lebanon and Egypt and would ultimately engulf the whole world. He called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to provide a roadmap for the resolution of the Palestine issue, urging everyone to break the silence. He warned that if Palestinian children are targeted today by Israel, it may be children from other regions tomorrow.

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Ashrafi expressed hope that OIC would take concrete steps to support Palestine. He said that Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir reiterated Pakistan’s position in the Corps Commander Conference the other day, stressing their unwavering support for Palestine. Highlighting the blockade of Gaza, he said it had been a prison for 16 years.

Hospital Attack in Palestine

Ashrafi called for global human rights organizations to investigate the hospital attack in Gaza, stressing that the suffering of Muslim minors remained unseen.

Ashrafi warned that colonial powers sought to establish extremist organizations to disrupt the unity of Islamic nations, referencing bomb blasts and terrorist attacks as part of this conspiracy. He shared insights into past attempts to incite religious tensions in Pakistan, saying that the national security institutions and scholars had worked together to thwart such nefarious designs.

In his closing remarks, Tahir Ashrafi called for a boycott of Israeli products and said that Muslim countries should come together to protest the violence against Muslims in different regions, including IIOJK, Palestine, and other parts of the world.

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