King expresses concern over attacks on Palestinians

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has expressed concern and sadness over the Israeli military aggression and violent attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Gaza Strip.

Istana Negara Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the King described the incursions and ongoing attacks against the third holiest mosque in Islam and the Palestinians in the last days of Ramadan as heinous, cruel and inhumane.

He said His Majesty, in line with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s special message on Palestine on Saturday, expressed support for Malaysia to lead, together with Indonesia and Brunei, to issue a joint statement to strongly condemn the Israeli Zionist regime’s brutal attacks on the Palestinians.His Majesty also welcomed the virtual emergency meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation to discuss the issue of Israeli terrorism against the Palestinians, he said in a statement.

Ahmad Fadil said His Majesty hoped that Malaysians would continue to uphold the principles of justice and respect, and reject and oppose any form of violence and cruelty perpetrated against humanity.

Sultan Abdullah also said Malaysians had always stood in solidarity with the Palestinians towards achieving the aspirations of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital.

This is also in line with the principles of the Malaysian government which unequivocally supports the efforts to establish a sovereign and independent Palestinian state, in line with laws and initiatives at the international level.

His Majesty also decreed all mosques and surau nationwide to hold “Solat Hajat” and “doa selamat” after Maghrib prayers to seek Allah’s mercy to protect the Palestinians from the evil intentions of the Israeli regime.

“His Majesty calls on all Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, to pray with him, according to their respective beliefs, so that the Palestinians are protected and their homeland is freed from the Israeli occupation and oppression, ” said Ahmad Fadil. — Bernama

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