Saturday, 23 September 2017

Thousands of W Sumatra Residents Hold Palestinian Solidarity Action

Palestinian Solidarity Action. (Antara)
Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - Thousands of West Sumatra residents who are members of Provincial Community Care Al-Aqsho Palestine Alliance held a solidarity action in the form of walking and raising funds for humanity in the city of Padang on Friday (July 28).

The action carried Palestinian flags of various sizes and banners reading "Free Al-Aqsa" on foot from Nurul Iman Mosque to West Sumatra Governor's Office on Jenderal Sudirman Street, Padang on Friday (July 28).

Chairman of National Committee for Palestinian People's Representatives of West Sumatra, Mulyadi in his oration said Israel has taken restrictions on Muslims in worship.

"This is an act of violating our human rights of Muslims strongly condemning the actions of Israeli army," he said.

According to him, this action is a form of solidarity to support Muslims in Palestine. This will show Israel that Muslims around the world, especially West Sumatra, will not be silent about Israel's repressive actions against Muslims in Palestine.

The action ended with fundraising and prayer readings for Palestinian Muslims.

"The funds collected when the action reached Rp200 million," he added

While members of West Sumatra Regional Legislative Assembly from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Irsyad Safar who participated in the action said there are countries that still do the colonization of Israel.

They limit 18-year-old Palestinians to worship.

"In addition, Israel also pointed arms to Muslims while worshiping at Aqso Mosque," he said.

If this continues to be allowed then Israel will continue to colonize Palestine and commit unlawful acts.

This action is a form of delivering protests to Israel through Provincial Government of West Sumatra.

He hopes this action can be seen by other countries, especially Israel so they stop to do colonization to Palestinian Muslims

Meanwhile, representatives of West Sumatra Provincial Government, Raflis said provincial government strongly supports this solidarity action and will be submitted to Governor of West Sumatra.

"We will immediately convey the aspirations of the action participants to Governor to be addressed immediately," he said. (cha)

Editor: Vicha Faradika

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