New Delhi: The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari has condemned the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israel. More than 55 have been martyred and more than 3000 injured by the Israeli attack.
In a statement to the media, the President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari said: ‘’ the barbaric attack on the Palestinian demonstrators by the Israeli Armed Forces is utterly condemnable. The demonstrations were being carried out by Gazans against the border fence between Gaza and Israeli occupied territory since several weeks. It acquired greater intensity as it was the inauguration of the American Embassy in Jerusalem as the American administration had resolved to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The number of martyrs and injured shows the complete intolerance and cruel response by Israel towards anyone opposing and challenging their hegemony and illegal occupation.
Maulana Umari also said: ‘’the decision of the US government to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on the day of the formation of Israel goes against United Nations Security Council resolutions and the opinion of the international community. The decision is a disruption and threat to efforts of establishing peace in the region. We oppose the decision as it will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, moving us farther from the goal of justice for the Palestinians and deeper towards destructive division’’.
The JIH President appealed to the government of India to play its role in the Palestinian freedom struggle and condemn the Israeli aggression and violence on Palestinian protestors.