Secretary-General Jama’at-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan said recognition of Israel would be a betrayal with the Palestinians and entire Muslim Ummah.
He was addressing an Eid Congregation at Jamia Mansoorah. The JI leader said following meetings of Israeli prime minister and foreign minister with that of Pervez Musharraf and Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri respectively and subsequent talk of parliamentary delegation’s visit to Zionist state suggest the eagerness of military dictator-led to recognize the illegitimate entity like Israel.
“This will be a capital crime which will not be accepted by Pakistani nation,” he asserted adding this opposition to recognition of Israel was not based on the religious ground but we were opposing it for it was created by expelling the Palestinians from their homes and seizing their land. “Jews from 80 nations were brought there to fictitiously increase Jewish presence on the usurped land of Palestine. Such forceful occupation cannot be recognised at any cost. We have recognised many non-Muslim states including India, which proves that our opposition is not based on religious notions,” he said.
He said both India and Israel are busy in exploiting the earthquake in Pakistan for their own good and that is why willing to send helicopters and other aid to Pakistan so that they can watch Pakistani interests. He deplored the government’s welcome to such alien forces including NATO and keeping close-eye on the relief of religious organizations.
The JI leader questioned continuation of uncalled for military operation in North Waziristan and demanded that it should be immediately stopped and forces deployed there be moved to affected areas for help of earthquake-hit people. He lauded the people’s spirit of sacrifice to help the quake victims and urged it should last long until their complete rehabilitation. He said affected people are in need of 200 truckloads of medicines and food stuff daily to cater for the medical and food needs. (November 6, 2005)