'Stage protests on Friday against Israeli attacks on Palestinians'
Srinagar, Nov 20: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for symbolic protests on November 23, after Friday prayers against Israeli attacks on innocent Palestinians in Gaza.
Expressing deep anger and anguish over the indiscriminate killing of innocent Palestinians by the Israeli armed forces, Geelani termed the situation of Gaza as that of Karbala.
“The genocide of Muslims by Israel is sponsored by America and the rulers in Muslim countries are acting like mute spectators,” said Geelani in a statement today, asking the Muslim world and OIC to be united against the Israeli aggression, take up the issue with the UN and exert pressure on Israel to put an immediate end to the aggression.
Terming the retaliation from Hamas as their right to protect their brethren, Geelani asked the world why they were maintaining silence over killing of innocent children in Palestine. “They are pursuing policy of double standards. They raised their voice against and reacted sharply to the attack on Malala Yousuf Zaie but they have maintained criminal silence over Israeli aggression against the innocent Palestine people,” he said.
Lashing out at the Western media, Geelani said, “Their reporting and observations are always biased. Kashmir and Palestine are two conflict zones where Muslims are facing torture.”
Meanwhile, Geelani has strongly condemned the attack on the public meeting of Jama’at-e-Islami Pakistan leader Qazi Hussain Ahmad.
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