International Muslim bodies in India condemn the attack on Al...

Muslim bodies in India condemn the attack on Al Aqsa, urge international community to act

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The attack on Palestinians at the Al Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli police force has been condemned by several bodies advocating Muslim rights. They described the act as a grave provocation that must be addressed by the international community immediately.

In a media statement, Syed Saadatullah Hussaini, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) said, “We condemn the unprovoked storming of the first Qiblah of Muslims, the Holy Mosque of Al Aqsa by Israeli Police. It is reported that at least 178 Palestinian worshippers have been injured and 88 hospitalized at the Al Aqsa compound and other places in Jerusalem because of firing and violence unleashed by the Israelis. This condemnable act is especially despicable as it has occurred in the last days of Ramadan and it is directed at hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslims all over the world who hold the Al Aqsa Mosque in great reverence and esteem. We demand the international community including the United Nations to immediately address this incident and warn the Israeli government to desist from such acts and issue an official apology for the same. We also urge the government of India to condemn the incident, summon the Israeli Ambassador and issue a statement in this regard”.

In another statement issued by the Jamiat Ulama I Hind, General Secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani said, “to attack worshipers in the mosque is a terror act. We call it a provocation to the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world, and a severe violation of human rights and international accords. Urging the international community including the UN, World Muslim League, European Union, the Government of India he asked to work to end repeated Israeli aggression against the Palestinians and Al-Aqsa”.

This time, Israel has opened a fresh wave of violence on Palestinian people despite international demand to end its ongoing illegal occupation of people and land. For the past few days, Israeli police and Jewish settlers have been constantly trying to forcefully evict 40 Palestinian residents, including 10 children from their homes at the Jerrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

The organisation also condemned the confiscation of private property in occupied East Jerusalem territory. He advocated that these forced evictions in East Jerusalem must be called equal to war crimes.

Palestinians and other activists who gathered there to break their Ramadan fasting in solidarity with the residents facing eviction were brutally attacked, and hundreds of them were injured in the violence.

Popular Front of India, one of the largest cadre-based organisation of Indian Muslims also strongly condemns the inhumane violence and the attempt to forcefully evict Palestinians from their homes.

“It is part of the larger Israeli settler-colonial project to wipe Palestinians off from the historic city that has been their home for thousands for years and replace it with Jewish settlers. The Jewish state does not have any genuine commitment to peace talks or respect for international law. Israeli actions constitute a war crime and crime against humanity and it poses a grave threat to peace in the region”, said the statement.

PFI urged the international community to break their silence and take effective action to the violations of Apartheid Israel and Jewish Zionist groups against Palestinian people to an end.

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