Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was recently praised for speaking against the violence in Gaza and his endless calling for peace on the Gaza strip.
He recently called on the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to urge for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian assistance for the people of Gaza.
Speaking at the Extraordinary Islamic Summit of the OIC in Riyadh to discuss the ongoing war, he said the ummah expects concrete results and action from the conference.
“I call upon each of us (OIC members) to strategically employ our diplomatic channels and networks in every dialogue and on every stage, be it bilateral or multilateral, regional or international,” he stated.
“Let us consistently and assertively call for the following in a concerted diplomatic campaign to institute an immediate ceasefire and expedite humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.”
Anwar also hoped for a cessation of all Israeli settlement activity and violence on the West Bank and called for an international investigation into breaches of international law, including war crimes.
Meanwhile, Anwar also asked the OIC to combat the global rise of Islamophobia while safeguarding the right to peaceful expressions of support for the Palestinian cause.
“Gaza has become a graveyard of martyr innocents, mostly children of Palestine. Neither homes, hospitals, nor religious sanctuaries, whether Muslim or Christian, are safe from Israel’s indiscriminate attacks.”
He said a sea change in global awareness has taken place, as shown in mass demonstrations in support of Palestine.
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