In a statement to the media, the President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Syed Sadatullah Husaini said, “We are deeply concerned over the recent large-scale eruption of hostilities between Israel and Palestine. It must not be forgotten that the current spate of violence is the result of Israeli aggression unleashed by the most right-wing Netanyahu government against the Palestinians that has claimed the lives of hundreds of people including children, so far. The continued Israeli policies of occupation and settlements and the provocative desecration of Aqsa mosque are depriving the region of any serious opportunity for peace and stability in the region.
The United Nations and the international community must immediately spring to action, de-escalate the situation and immediately stop the expansion of Jewish settlements. We also call on the international community to prevent Israel from using these events as an excuse to launch a disproportionate war against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind believes in the famous saying of Gandhiji that has been the basis of India’s age-old policy that ‘Palestine belongs to the Palestinians just as England belongs to the British, or France belongs to the French’ Jamaat wants the Indian government to support the Palestinians, help the Palestinians establish their own state, and use its global influence to bring peace in the region.”