ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will observe the Palestine Solidarity Day today on Friday 18th May 2018. The day is dedicated to express solidarity with the innocent Palestinians martyred in the recent violence in Gaza.
The day is being observed as per the instructions of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed in a statement that Pakistan will continue to support Palestinian brethren on every forum.
Special rallies and public gatherings will be organized across Pakistan to express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians and to condemn Israel’s state terrorism in Gaza.
High profile inauguration of US Embassy in Jerusalem raised the tensions to extreme points. Palestinians were protesting against the tyranny of Israel and this action. Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday.
In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since 2014, Palestinian Health Ministry officials declared that 60 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured due to the use of live gunfire, tear gas or other means.
Palestine Solidarity Day Observed on Israeli State Terrorism
Following the recent incidents, Pakistani Ambassador to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday called for an independent inquiry into Israeli “state terrorism” in Gaza.
Ms. Maleeha Lodhi was talking to the media after her address at the UN General Assembly during the Sixth Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. She said, “I raised the issue of the massacre of Palestinians due to Israeli state terrorism in Gaza.
She further expressed the verdict of Pakistan on this recent event, “Pakistan condemns the massacre of Palestinians and calls on the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the tactics used by Israeli forces.”
She further said, “Israel is already an occupying power and peace has not been restored in the Middle East because of it. No condemnation is enough of the brutal massacre of women and children by Israeli forces.”