Malaysia stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine, says Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says that Malaysia remains in solidarity with the struggles of the people of Palestine.

The Prime Minister also criticised the international community for their one-sided action over the issue of cruelty and oppression against Palestinians.

"As a result of this injustice, hundreds of innocent lives have been victims," the Prime Minister posted on X on Sunday (Oct 8).

Earlier, Malaysia said that the root causes of the current violence in the Gaza Strip must be acknowledged.

"Palestinians have been subjected to the prolonged illegal occupation, blockade and suffering, the desecration of Al-Aqsa as well as the politics of dispossession at the hands of Israel as the occupier," said the Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday (Oct 8).

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"At this critical time, further loss of life, suffering and destruction should stop and parties must exercise utmost restraint and de-escalate," it added.

It said that Malaysia was concerned about the latest violence in the Middle East and urged the United Nations Security Council to live up to its charter-mandated responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.

It said that Palestinians had a legal right to live in a state of peace within its own internationally-recognised pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

"The Council should urgently convene an Emergency Session to demand all parties stop the violence as well as respect and protect the lives of innocent civilians," said the ministry.

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