PETALING JAYA: All Islamic governments, including Malaysia, should support the Palestinian cause and unite against the Israeli attacks in the country.
Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Middle East, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, also urged all Muslims to contribute within their means to aid the cause, including by donating money.
"Even for the weakest, offer your prayers so that victory is achieved (for Palestine)," he said in a virtual event to launch the #Aid4Palestine campaign on Saturday night (May 15).
Abdul Hadi said this year's Hari Raya Aidilfitri was celebrated in a challenging time as clashes were escalating in Palestine.
"I pray that the people of Palestine will be steadfast and strong as they sacrifice their lives, property and life's comforts in their struggle," he said.
The #Aid4Palestine secretariat is the coordinator for a joint effort involving more than 40 non-governmental organisations set up to mobilise a mission of taking proactive and immediate action to help the Palestinian struggle.
They are collecting funds through crowdfunding, with a target of RM1mil to be channelled directly to Palestine.
#Aid4Palestine chairman Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi said the aim of the programme was to provide a platform to unite all Muslims, and Malaysians in general, to free Palestine from Israeli attacks.
"All parties should find a concrete solution including putting political pressure and international sanctions against the Zionist Israeli regime," he said.
To date, more than 130 Palestinians have been killed while hundreds more injured as a result of the violence.
The aggressions started with the attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque on May 7, followed by military airstrikes on the Gaza Strip from May 10,2021.