ISLAMABAD: Since the first day of Israel’s official occupation of Palestine in 1948, Pakistan has taken the leading position pioneered by none other than our Quaid and Azam leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Prime Minister Imran Khan said as he addressed the nation on Friday marking Palestine Solidarity.
The prime minister said that on the night of the 27th of Ramadan when Muslims were praying in the Al Aqsa Mosque, Israeli police attacked them and left many innocent Palestinians injured in the latest blast that followed the expulsion of local Palestinians from their family homes in the hands of Jewish settlers.
I was in Mecca at the time the news broke and as soon as I got home, I spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman and the head of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) urging them to do something about it on the international front.
“The day after the violence reports, I called on the Secretary-General of the OIC to raise the issue at the United Nations General Assembly.”
He said in his message today that the bombings of innocent people in Gaza by one of the most brutal Israeli armies in the world have left children and women dead among 250 people and many wounded.
He said he received phone calls from Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia who felt the same way about the issue. Only then did I contact Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to express absolute solidarity with them.