KARACHI: The Palestine Foundation Pakistan organised an event titled ‘Solidarity Palestine and Kashmir webinar’ between Friday and Saturday night in which the speakers said that the world must raise its voice for the oppressed nations of the world, especially Palestine and Kashmir and other regions.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Sitara Ayaz, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, Liaquat Baloch, Abdullah Gul, Sabir Abu Maryam attended the event.

Dr Khalid Qadoumi, Leader of Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas from Palestine, Dr Abdul Latif Hajj, spokesman for the ministry of health from Gaza, Shabir Dar, Mujahid Gilani of Occupied Kashmir, Montazer Mehdi, Abdul Hamid Lone, Dr Syed Mohammad Marandi, leading political analysts from Iran, Dr Fawad Ezadi, Iftikhar Gilani, correspondent of Turkish State News Agency, Anadolu News Agency, Ibrahim Mousavi, Member of Parliament of Hezbollah from Lebanon, Rights of Palestinians Abdul Malik, director of the International Organization for Migration, Dr Azmi Abdul Hamid, senior leader of the Islamic Organization from Malaysia, and Mujtahid Hashim, president of the Voice of Palestine from Indonesia, spoke online.

Senator Mushahid Hussain said that Pakistan’s relationship with Palestine predated the establishment of Pakistan and Israel could not be recognized under any circumstances.

In the Arab-Israeli war, Pakistan was the only non-Arab country to destroy four Israeli fighter jets.

The issue of occupied Palestine and Kashmir was not only linked to peace and stability, but also linked with human rights issues.

Hamas leader Dr Khalid Qadoumi said that with the US backing, Israel was carrying out cruelties against Palestinians for the past 70 years.

“Today, it is not a matter of Arabs and non-Arabs or Muslims and Shia or Sunnis, but Israel is the enemy of the whole humanity.”

Hezbollah Lebanese Member of Parliament Ibrahim Mousavi declared that Hezbollah was close to the liberation of Palestine.

He said Palestine and Kashmir were the most important issues of humanity. He paid tribute to Pakistan for its support of the Palestinian cause.

Senator Sitara Ayaz said that peace in the world could not be established without a just resolution of Palestine and Kashmir issues.

Political analysts Dr Syed Mohammad Marandi and Dr Fawad Izadi said that the US was pursuing an agenda to divide the nations on the basis of ethnicity, religion and sect, and for this purpose it had used Persian and Arabic sources.

Senator Mushtaq Ahmed said Palestine belonged to Palestinians.

Majlis-i-Wahdat Muslimeen Pakistan chief Allama Nasir Abbas Jafari and Jamaat-i-Islami secretary general Liaquat Baloch said that supporting Palestine and Kashmir was their national duty.

Abdullah Gul, chairman of Tehrik Jawanan-i-Pakistan, said that today the Western powers had united against Pakistan.

Senior Malaysian leader Dr Azmi Abdul Hameed and Mujtahid Hashim from Indonesia expressed their hatred and anger over Israel’s atrocities in Palestine and the Modi government’s atrocities in Kashmir.

India had been buying a large quantity of arms from Israel since 1960 and it was being used on the unarmed and oppressed people of Kashmir.

Montazer Mehdi urged the international community to look at the situation in the India-held Kashmir and raise voice against Indian atrocities.

Sabir Abu Maryam, central secretary general of the Palestine Foundation Pakistan, thanked the guests.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2020