Middle-east has been under unrest for almost 75 years, and the root cause of all the problems is the creation of the Jewish State in the middle of the Muslim world. No doubt, it is a holy land, for Jews, Christians, and Muslims equally. For a few centuries, it was under Muslim rule, but, Muslims have respected all religions and protected the holy places of all religions, and allowed all religions to practice their religion freely. Historians witnessed the comprehensive harmony among all religions under Muslim rule.
However, under a deal with the British, the creation of a Jewish State in the Arab land started unrest and confrontation since the beginning. Moreover, the expansionist approach of Israel has scared the whole world, especially the neighboring Arab nations. Since 1948, the State of Israel is engaged in expansion plans, they kept pushing Arabs out of their land and settling Jews migrated from all over the world. Despite several UN resolutions to settle the issue, Israel has not ignored but sped up grabbing Arab lands.
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Several Dialogues were initiated, and several peace initiatives were launched, signed, agreed upon, etc. But the State of Israel has not changed its policy of expansion. At the UN, Israeli aggressions were condemned, OIC has condemned, International Amnesty and other International Forum have condemned, the Settle of Israel, but, of no use. To date, they are killing Palestinians, pushing them out of their homes, and settling newly migrated Jews from other parts of the world.
Only the US is a country that supports the Jewish state unconditionally under all circumstances. The US is protecting them, which encourages them to be more brutal and aggressive. If the US withdraws its unconditional support, the Jewish state may not survive longer.
Pakistan has a principle stance on the Palestinian issue and always extends, moral, political, and diplomatic support to the people of Palestine and the whole Arab world.
A meeting of the OIC Committee of Six on Palestine at the Level of Foreign Ministers was held today on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari led the Pakistan delegation. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary General of the OIC and also attended by Ministers and high officials from Guinea, Malaysia, Palestine, Senegal, and Türkiye.
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan noted with deep concern the continued deterioration of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including occupied Jerusalem, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif. He strongly condemned the continued killing and wounding of Palestinian civilians, including children; violation of the sanctity of the holy places, demolition of Palestinian homes and forcible displacement of Palestinian families; and the brazen murder of the Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Allah.
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Foreign Minister stressed that these crimes should not escape accountability
Appropriate mechanisms should be created to seek justice against such violations of international law, including the Fourth Geneva and other human rights Conventions.
The meeting urged the international community to protect the Palestinians against the blatant and illegal use of force and flagrant violations of human rights and urgently take concerted actions to stop Israeli atrocities against the civilian population.
While reaffirming Pakistan’s solidarity with the people of Palestine and stressing the importance of implementing the relevant UN and OIC resolutions, the Foreign Minister reiterated the call for the establishment of a viable, independent, and the contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, pre-1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
The people of Pakistan will always support our oppressed brothers and sister of Palestine and will keep on assisting them in their peaceful struggle of getting their homeland back from Israeli occupation. All acts of aggression, atrocities, and brutalities of Israel against Palestinians are rejected, condemned, and opposed strongly. We desire a sustainable, permanent solution to the issue. The international community is also wishing to resolve this issue. The UN-Resolutions-based solution should be accepted by the Jewish state, and a homeland for Palestinians may be given to the son of the soil, where they can live freely and fearlessly. The UN and International community must keep on struggling till the issue is resolved fairly.
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization). (E-mail: email@example.com). The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.