PM Khan, Celebrities take a stand and call out Israeli atrocities against Palestine
Violence erupted on Friday when heavily Israeli police were deployed as Muslims were offering evening prayers at Al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramazan.
The news of Israeli police attacking Al Aqsa Mosque and leaving dozens of worshipers injured has left millions of Muslims worldwide outraged. Hundreds of thousands of worshippers had earlier packed Islam’s third-holiest site on the final Friday of Ramzan.
Among many others raising concerns over the current situation in Palestine, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Shahid Afridi, Asim Azhar, and Farhan Saeed also took to social media to raise their voice against Israel and its atrocities against Palestinian people.
The PM Imran Khan has strongly condemned the Israeli Forces’ attack, especially during the holy month of Ramazan on Al Aqsa Mosque, violating all measures of humanity and international law.
In a tweet shared on Sunday, the PM said Pakistan reiterates its support for the people of Palestine.
Khan urged the international community to take immediate action to protect Palestinians and their lawful rights.
Strongly condemn Israeli Forces' attack esp during Ramazan on Palestinians in Qibla-e-Awaal, Al-Aqsa Mosque, violating all norms of humanity & int law. We reiterate support for Palestinian ppl. Int community must take immed action to protect Palestinians & their legitimate rights
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 9, 2021
The Famous Pakistani singer, Asim Azhar, in a tweet, shared, “I’m sickened and disgusted. How can you attack a place of worship and ambush defenseless worshippers? And yet again, the world will stay silent on Israel’s endless oppression of Palestine.”
I am sickened & disgusted. How can you attack a place of a worship & attack defenceless worshippers? And yet again, the world will stay silent on Israel’s continuous oppression on Palestine. Ya Allah reham! #IsraeliAttackonAlAqsa #PalestiniansLivesMatter
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 8, 2021
Shahid Afridi, the Former Pakistan Cricket team captain, also criticized the Israeli atrocities.
In a tweet, he said, “The walls of Al-Aqsa Mosque are red with the blood of Palestinian people, and here, my eyes are red with tears of helplessness. The international conscience is sleeping wrapped in a blanket of indifference. Perhaps the blood of Muslims is so disrespectful that no voice will be raised, and no operations will be launched. First, Qibla, we are incapable of paying off the debt of your sanctity.”
ادھر مسجد اقصی کی دیواریں فرش، فلسطینی خون سے اور ادھر، میری آنکھیں بے بسی کے آنسوؤں سے سرخ ہیں۔ عالمی ضمیر بے حسی کی چادر میں لپٹا سو رہا ہے۔ شائد مسلمانوں کا لہو اس قدر بےتوقیر ہے کہ اس پہ نہ کوئی آواز اٹھے گی اور نہ مہم چلے گی. قبلہ اول، ہم تیری تقدیس کا قرض اتارنے سے قاصر ہیں
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 8, 2021
The singer-turned-actor, Farhan Saeed, shared a video saying,” The world’s
is deafening silence is criminal. How can the world community sit back and watch this happen? This is terrorism.”
The world's deafening silence is criminal! How can the international community sit back and watch this happen?
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) May 8, 2021
Many people have protested against Israeli policies to evict Palestinian families from their homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, Palestinians have also staged a series of sit-ins in the area in recent days, condemning Israeli orders to leave their homes. Following this, Israeli security forces have attacked the protests using tear gas, skunk water, rubber-coated bullets, and shock grenades. Dozens of Palestinians have been detained.
This incident of extreme violence erupted on Friday when heavily armed Israeli police were deployed as Muslims were offering evening prayers at Al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramazan.
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