Israel: Gaza War: “Palestine is cornered by the wall” – MURIC calls for immediate ceasefire
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Israel, hit by its deadliest attack in half a century, announced on Sunday that Hamas had attacked Israel after Palestinian militants launched a major surprise attack from Gaza, raising the death toll in the conflict to more than 1,000. formally declared war on the
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic human rights organization, said that Hamas’ attacks on Israel occurred because Palestinians were cornered against the wall.
In a statement released by MURIC Executive Director Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, the group called for an immediate ceasefire and called on the international community to address the root of the Palestinian issue.
“Given the high number of casualties on both sides, MURIC calls for an immediate cease-fire,” he said, adding that as a result of the UN call and yesterday’s appeal, we will open a humanitarian corridor through Israel. demand. by the European Union. War is a monster.
Akintola said Israel’s ongoing bombing of Palestine and blockade of Gaza is simply a continuation of Israel’s tendency towards genocide and apartheid.
The full text of the statement is as follows: “Today is the sixth day of Palestinian shelling from the air, land and sea. This was in the wake of a surprise attack on Israel by the Palestinian liberation group Hamas on Saturday, October 7, 2023. This began with the United Nations allocating most of the Palestinian land to Israel in 1947, which was quickly followed by Israel’s militant, expansionist, apartheid policies, resulting in Palestinians having only a small portion of the land. Only part of it remained. It was theirs from the beginning.
“The United Nations has failed to secure Palestinian autonomy. Only Israel is recognized as a state. Palestinians do not have freedom of movement. Their infrastructure, water, electricity, etc. are controlled by Israel. Therefore, Israel has the right to control the life and death of all Palestinian citizens. Extra-judicial killing at the hands of Israel is rampant while arbitrary arrests, demolition of Palestinian homes are the order of the day.
“The desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque which is the third holy place of Islam is equally at the root of the crisis. It was these provocations, the acts of injustice and the constant violation of Allah-given fundamental human rights that pushed the Palestinians to the wall.
“Saturday`s attack was therefore mere smoke and since there is no smoke without fire, objective people must look beyond the smoke and ask for what actually caused it.
“We reject the notion that Hamas or the Palestinians are terrorists. They are people who fight for their rights. they are freedom fighters. They want to liberate their people. They demand justice, equal rights and a dignified existence for all Palestinians. We recognize these noble goals and assert that justice is the soul of peace. No one can enjoy the other by denying one.
“The structure of terrorism shows deep wounds.”