National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah, Vice President Omar Abdullah, senior leaders Ali Mohammad Sagar, Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, A R Rather, Mohammad Shafi Uri, Mian Altaf, Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzaan, Nasir Aslam Wani, Sakina Itoo, Shameema Firdous, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, party MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi have expressed solidarity with the innocent victims of violence and bloodshed in Palestine.
Condemning the Israeli attacks against Palestinians in east Jerusalem in unequivocal terms, the leaders said, “Even in the holy month of Ramzaan, Israel has unleashed an unjust and despicable war in east Jerusalem, Al Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Bab Al Amud resulting in the killing of scores of innocent Palestinians. Even women and children are not being spared.”
While expressing anguish and pain at the Israeli assault on Islam’s third holiest site Masjid Al Aqsa, National Conference leaders said, “Nothing can be more tragic than this deafening silence of some of the prominent Muslim countries on this latest Israeli aggression. Just to please the USA, they couldn’t muster courage to condemn the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians,” adding, “They should put up a strong and united face and mount pressure on Israel and its allies to immediately stop this aggression in Palestine.”
They said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir stand in solidarity with the victims and those who are being forced out of their homes in this Holy Month. “We pray for justice, for a cessation of this violence and suppression and for the safeguarding of the lives of our brothers and sisters in Palestine”, they added.