The Palestinian people defend their homeland despite being denied basic human rights – PM Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Palestinian people remain steadfast in defending their homeland and their dignity as a nation despite being denied all the basic human rights, forced to live in constant fear and subjected to all kinds of inhumane and barbaric treatment, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

The Prime Minister said, since October 7th 2023, Israel has murdered 24,100 innocent lives with utter impunity even as the vast majority of the international community have vehemently condemned its vile and genocidal acts.

He added the courageous action of South Africa in taking this issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is highly commendable and should be supported by the world at large and all right minded people.

“Unfortunately, rather than lending support to the ICJ cause, the Western countries continue to turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by Israel, becoming effectively complicit in the insidious acts of crimes against humanity.

“The invocation of the sanctity of human rights typically directed against the rest of the world is now conspicuously silent on the part of the western nations, laying bare their shameless hypocrisy and double standards,” Anwar said in his Facebook post Tuesday.

The Tambun Member of Parliament said: “The wave of widespread opposition against Israel for the cause of the Palestinian people that we are witnessing today is nothing short of phenomenal, calling to mind the massive demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan in the past.

“Tragically, this wave of resistance has not yet shaken the conscience of leaders in Western countries to do the right thing, namely, to take a principled stand in the name of justice to hold Israel to account in the ICJ.”

The Prime Minister stressed that in solidarity with other like-minded nations, Malaysia firmly reiterates its stance in full support of South Africa’s action in the ICJ to oppose tyranny and uphold justice.

“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” (Nelson Mandela)

In the Facebook post Anwar highlighted that today marks the 100th day of the ruthless massacre of Palestinians perpetrated by the Israeli regime since 7th October 2023. This recent spate of brutal slaughter of innocent Palestinians is but a mere extension of a protracted seven decades of oppression and tyranny, clearly manifesting the hatred, revulsion and antagonism of the Israeli regime towards the Palestinian people.

“Such a deep seated animosity is only matched by the insidious and heinous right-wing racist sentiments and views espoused by the Zionist leaders against the Palestinian people,” he said. –Malaysia World News


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