AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Israel-Palestine Conflict: Earlier on Monday (October 9), he said that India historically stood with Palestine. He claimed that India’s policy (towards the Palestinian issue) changed when Congress came to power.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Israel-Palestine Conflict: Amid the ongoing war between Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and Israel, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday posted a post on X (earlier Twitter) in support of Palestine. He wrote, Long live Palestine, down with violence (mainly carried out by Israel or any other group/organization). Along with this he wrote, May Masjid Al Aqsa remain inhabited. Let us tell you that this mosque located in Jerusalem [Al Quds] is considered the third holy place in Islam after Mecca and Medina.
This is not the first time that Owaisi has openly supported Palestine. Earlier on Monday (October 9), he said that India historically stood with Palestine. He claimed that India’s policy (towards the Palestinian issue) changed when Congress came to power.
According to ANI, Owaisi said, ‘A late BJP leader – who was also the PM of the country – had once said about Palestine that the land of Arabs has been captured. We issued a postage stamp in solidarity with Palestine. Our policy from the beginning has been in favor of Palestine. This changed when Congress came to power.
Without taking names, Owaisi was referring to a viral video of former Prime Minister and late senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in which he speaks in favor of Palestine.
The AIMIM chief also mentioned the 1993 and 1995 Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine. He said, ‘The Oslo Accords came into existence in which it was said that an independent Palestinian state would be created in the West Bank and Gaza. It has been 30 years now… the world knows that Al-Aqsa Mosque is there. The Gaza Strip has been blockaded for the last 16 years…it is an open-air prison.
Let us tell you that Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, in which a barrage of rockets as well as ground attacks on civilians were carried out in the southern and central parts of the country. After this Israel declared war. The Hamas-Israel war has entered its fifth day, with the IDF saying the death toll from rocket and ambush attacks by the terrorist organization in Israel has risen to more than 1,000, with more than 2,800 injured and 50 have been confirmed missing or taken hostage. It further said that more than 4,500 rockets have been fired from Gaza so far.
More than 770 Palestinians killed in Gaza
Gaza’s health ministry said more than 770 Palestinians had also been killed in air strikes as part of the ongoing retaliatory offensive, with 4,000 others injured. A spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry said that the dead included 140 children and 120 women.