Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the Palestinians against the Israeli atrocities.
According to the details, Imran Khan on his Twitter handle wrote:
I am PM of Pakistan and #WeStandWithGaza #WeStandWithPalestine
I am PM of Pakistan and #WeStandWithGaza #WeStandWithPalestine pic.twitter.com/0Gpb9DxjJG
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 12, 2021
The Prime Minister also shared a picture depicting a quote by Noam Chomsky,
“You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back.”
This quote provides the proper context for the timelines on the latest episode in the savage punishment of Gaza.
The Pakistani prime minister on May 9 during his Saudi Arabia visit urged the international community to take immediate actions to protect Palestinians in the wake of Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“Strongly condemn Israeli Forces’ attack, especially during Ramadan on Palestinians in Qibla-e- Awaal, Al-Aqsa Mosque, violating all norms of humanity and International law(s). We reiterate support for Palestinian people,” Imran Khan tweeted.
“[The] international community must take immediate action to protect Palestinians and their legitimate rights,” Khan who is currently on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, said.
What started as protests over contested evictions in an East Jerusalem neighborhood has turned into a larger conflict in Gaza.
Israeli police attempted to disperse worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Friday evening, using stun grenades and gas bombs. Women were also targeted by Israeli forces, according to witnesses.
Israeli police, who were waiting outside the two gates, fired plastic bullets and sound bombs at the congregation leaving the compound. Palestinian youth responded by throwing stones and bottles at the police.
World leaders have called for an end to the violence as tensions between the two sides continue to rise.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community.