Several opposition MPs, politicians, and activists back Palestine in the Israel-Palestine war

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Opposition MPs, leaders, and activists at a meeting to support Palestine.

India Tomorrow

NEW DELHI—Several MPs and politicians from the opposition parties as well as activists have expressed their support to Palestine during the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine.

In a joint statement issued on Monday, they appealed to the international community to “exert pressure on the state of Israel to abide by international laws and respect the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people.”

Here is the full statement:

“We, the undersigned, believe that violence is never a solution as it leads to a cycle of destruction and suffering. Therefore, we emphasize the need for increased efforts by the international community to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The international community must exert pressure on the state of Israel to abide by international laws and respect the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people. We call for intensified diplomatic efforts and multilateral initiatives to ensure lasting peace in the region.

“We express our deep concern regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza and the suffering of the Palestinian people. We strongly condemn the indiscriminate bombing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israel, which we believe amounts to an attempt to genocide. We urge an immediate cessation of all hostilities to prevent further loss of innocent lives and the destruction of homes and infrastructure.

“Furthermore, we call for urgent and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. The dire humanitarian situation demands immediate attention and action. All necessary measures must be taken to ensure that essential supplies, including food, water, and medical aid, reach the affected population without hindrance.

“We strongly believe in the statement of Mahatma Gandhi, “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French,” which reflects his belief in the importance of recognizing the sovereignty and territorial rights of the Palestinian people, just as any other nation’s right to their homeland.

“Recognising that the Palestinian people have endured immeasurable suffering for over 75 years, we firmly assert that now is the time to end their plight. We urge the international community to recognize the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders in accordance with the UN resolutions. Such recognition is a crucial step towards ensuring a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, providing the Palestinian people with the opportunity to determine their own destiny and live in peace and security.”

Signatories to the statement are:

Mani Shankar Aiyar (Former Minister)

Jena Srikanth (Former Minister)

K. C. Tyagi

Manoj Jha, M. P.

Javed Ali Khan, M. P.

Kunwar Danish Ali, M. P.

Dipankar Bhattacharya, CPI (ML)

Muzaffar Shah, JKANC

Shahid Siddiqui, M. P.

D. Raja, CPI

Subhashini Ali, Ex-MP CPM

Nilotpal Basu, Ex-MP

Santosh Bharti, Ex-MP

Mohammad Adeeb, Ex-MP

Mohammad Afzal, Ex-MP

Nadeem Khan, activist.

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