PM: Humanitarian crisis in Palestine will affect not only Middle East but also global relations


SAN FRANCISCO: The humanitarian crisis in Palestine is poised to affect not just Palestine or the broader Middle East but also leave an imprint on global relations for many years to come, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

"What’s happening today in Palestine will affect us all. The implications of this strife are significant and long-lasting.

"These are blatant violations of international law,” he said at a special lecture entitled: Super Power Rivalry and Rising Tensions in the Asia Pacific, at the University of California here on Tuesday (Nov 15).

According to Anwar, Malaysia has consistently called for a ceasefire and a stop to the incessant bombing of Gaza.

"As I had declared in the Malaysian Parliament, there are no two ways about it. We condemn terrorism in all its forms, and we categorically condemn the acts of killing innocent lives and taking women and children as hostages.

"Likewise, we unequivocally condemn the bombing of civilians, homes, and hospitals and the consequential atrocities against innocent lives, children, women, and men being carried out day and night in Gaza with impunity,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that Malaysia views this as a humanitarian crisis precipitated by a brutal and indiscriminate war.

"Ultimately, this isn’t about which God we pray to. After all, the more than 11,000 victims in Gaza comprise Muslims and Christians, as well as nationalities of various countries.

"This is about preventing more deaths, more suffering, and more hate. Proponents of the Palestinian cause are neither purveyors of hate speech nor supporters of terrorism,” he stressed. - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Alternative assessment ensures quality education for special needs students, says education ministry
Dewan Rakyat and Senate members should abide by the King's advice, says Mutang
Pakistani man changes plea to not guilty to raping woman at overhead bridge
1MDB trial: Four countries didn't cooperate with request to record conversations, says witness
Five to be charged for assaulting a motorist who was later found dead in Semenyih
PM hopes for better cooperation among all parties during this Parliament meeting
Sabah MACC detains man for accepting RM150,000 bribe
Pay heed to issues raised in King's royal address, says Fahmi
Govt aims to organise 15 STEM Camps nationwide this year, says minister
Malaysia ranks top globally for 5G consistency score, says Fahmi

Others Also Read