Palestine welcomes Pakistan’s support

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“On behalf of Palestinian people and the Government of State of Palestine, the Embassy of Palestine, Islamabad, conveys sincere thanks for extending all sorts of support to Palestinian cause”

Shujaat Hamza

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Palestine has welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remarks about Palestine issue and Pakistan’s continuous support for their just cause. In a letter from the Embassy of Palestine in Pakistan, the firm support of Pakistani leadership and people is appreciated.

The letter stated that, “On behalf of Palestinian people and the Government of State of Palestine, the Embassy of Palestine, Islamabad, conveys sincere thanks for extending all sorts of support to Palestinian cause, and especially for condemning, in the strongest terms, the Israeli aggression towards Palestine. We Palestinians consider Pakistan as our second homeland, and Pakistanis as our dearest brothers, who always supported Palestine on every forum of the world.

The letter also acknowledged the support from Pakistani previous governments over the years.

“Ever since the creation of Pakistan, every Government has always supported the just cause of Palestine on all the forums. The Embassy heartily appreciates the stance of H.E. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan when answering to the question about Israel, said that the founder of Pakistan had made it clear that Israel would not be recognized until a just and fair solution to the Palestinian problem is given. The Prime Minister said we will be answerable to Allah on Palestine issue, and his conscience will never allow accepting Israel without a solution to the Palestinian issue. He said that Pakistan’s position is very clear, Pakistan can never recognize Israel. If we surrender to Israel, then we must leave Kashmir”.

It noted that this is only because of Pakistanis love towards Palestine that Pakistan-Israel relations have never been established.

The letter quoted Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Dr Allama Iqbal regarding Palestine issue.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said “Pakistan would never recognize Israel until a viable two-state solution is reached in regards to the Israel-Palestine conflict”.

Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal said, “If the Jews had a right to the soil of Palestine, why cant the Arab lay claim to Spain? No, British Imperialism has other aims. It’s  no tale of citron, honey or dates”.

The Embassy thanks H.E. Imran Khan for such a strong response and appreciates every individual of Pakistan, including political parties, media, civil society, who is observing solidarity with Palestine in any possible way, and we are hopeful that this support will be with us until we get an independent State of Palestine with Jerusalem Al Quds as capital.

Earlier, in an interview with a private TV channel, the prime minister assured Pakistan’s historical support for Palestine, saying that the founder of Pakistan made it very clear, Pakistan will never recognize Israel until Palestine issue is justly resolved.