Hyderabad (Rahnuma): Israel was continuing its atrocities on women, children and Palestinian people, depriving them of their rights and land, Ambassador of State of Palestine to India Adnan Abu Alhaijaa said on Saturday.
On a visit to Hyderabad for a meeting with the local intellectuals, Adnan charged Israel of continuous violation of the international law, elevating human suffering and devastation with its aggression on the Palestinian people.
“The Palestinian Bedouin community is the most affected these days due to this violation. Israel is targeting Khan Al Ahmar as it is located in the planned area of the E-1 settlement, whose construction would irreversibly and permanently divide the occupied West Bank into north and south as well as sever all geographic connection to Jerusalem,” he said.
He further said the “colonial project” covers about 12,000 acres of illegally appropriated Palestinian land. Israel’s occupation of the same will “impede the establishment of a Palestinian State with territorial continuity”. Adnan said despite these stark violations of the international law, “no Israeli politician, military personnel or settler responsible for such crimes was ever brought to justice”.
Syed Vacaruddin, chairman of Indo Arab League Hyderabad, said: “India was always a staunch supporter of Palestine. It will continue to support Palestine until it attains freedom”. He said India does not recognise Israel’s unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem, and stands with the international community in support of the creation of a sovereign, independent, Palestinian State, along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Vice Chairman Dr. Mir Akbar Ali Khan, Syed Amiruddin and others were present on the occasion.