New Delhi: The Muslim Students Organization of India (MSO) condemns the dastardly Israeli attacks on Palestinians. The continuing Israeli air raids on Gaza, Palestine, are leading to the death of many Palestinian citizens including women and children.
We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, as they valiantly resist the Israeli attempts to target & ethnically cleance the residents of Sheikh Jarrah & Silwan, both suburbs of East Jerusalem.
We also categorically condemn the Israeli regime in their continued attempts to undermine & destroy the Al-Aqsa Masjid, Islam’s third holiest shrine. A section of the extremist-Zionist Jews are committed to the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque & the Dome of the Rock, in their stated bid to rebuild the Third Temple of Solomon. This poses catastrophic consequences for all of humanity & these fanatical designs must be foiled at all costs.
Both these provocative attacks are essentially part of the Israeli policy of the Judaization of Jerusalem, all of Palestine, even as they are committed to destroying the Christian & Islamic civilizational heritage of the Holy Land. Thus the Palestinains stand united as they defend both the Al-Aqsa Masjid & the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. For centuries, the Palestinians have always safeguarded the Jewish, Christian & Islamic heritage of the Holy Land, a heritage that the Zionist fascist regime in Tel Aviv is committed to destroying.
The interim government led by far-right Netanyahu, who had repeatedly failed to win a majority in the Israel elections, launched these attacks for petty political gains and to cover up the government’s failure to protect people from the raging Covid pandemic. Palestinians living in Israel are even discriminated from being vaccinated, reflecting the apartheid policies pursued by Israel.
Peace cannot prevail in the region and the world unless Israel accepts and adheres to the two State solution with 1967 borders and East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
The Indian ethos has been one of pluralism, of mutual respect & co-existence of all religions. Thus the nations of the world must unite & chart the course ahead, that is based on dialogue & reconciliation for a just solution to this crisis.
In the best traditions of our anti-colonial freedom struggle, we appeal to the Government of India to unequivocally condemn the Israeli acts of provocation & ethnic cleansing & express support for the Palestinian nation.
We also appeal to the social movements across the country to actively stand in solidarity with the Palestinian freedom struggle.