Latin America stands up for Palestine – Middle East Monitor

Palestine has recently experienced turbulent events in various parts of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. These events are taking place on several fronts at once: the Israeli police attacks on Palestinians praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the continuous assaults by Israeli settlers and the targeting of numerous young people in different cities of West Bank. Latin America has not stood idly by during the ongoing assaults on the Palestinian people. He transmitted a strong spirit of support to Palestine, especially to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Across Latin America, protesters chanted slogans calling for Arab and international support for Al-Aqsa Mosque worshipers and Palestinians under attack in the occupied West Bank. In addition, numerous statements have been issued condemning these attacks against the land of Palestine and its people.

According to the president of the Islamic Center of Buenos Aires, Anibal Bakir, who issued a statement condemning Israeli attempts to impose a Jewish identity on occupied East Jerusalem: “We denounce these attacks and aggressions against our people in Palestine. Furthermore, we stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and we call on the national government, international organizations and United Nations (UN) organizations to condemn all these illegal and inhumane practices that violate all UN resolutions and the right international. »

Bakir also asked the Argentine government to take a strict stance on Israeli actions towards worshipers during the holy month: “The question of Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque does not only concern the Palestinian people, but it is the question of the whole Islamic nation. in the whole world. We, as Muslims in Argentina, are an integral part of this great nation.

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On the other hand, Brazil has experienced an outpouring of solidarity with the Palestinian people in light of the circumstances in recent weeks. He denounced the continued Israeli crimes and violations against the Palestinian people and declared his solidarity with the Palestinians and worshipers of Al-Aqsa Mosque by organizing a group of activities to support Palestinian rights. The Union of Palestinian Communities of Latin America and the Caribbean (COBLAC), in a statement, called on Latin American countries to boycott Israel. COBLAC called on Latin American countries to suspend bilateral agreements with Israel because of its crimes against the Palestinians.

COBLAC President Rafael Masri confirmed in an interview with NOTE“This statement is an excellent opportunity to remind the world of the suffering of the Palestinian people in the occupied land, especially in Jerusalem. We are the voice of the Palestinian communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it is our duty to denounce the Israel’s daily aggressions against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The world must take responsibility for its silence because Israel sees it as a blank check to continue its policy of dispossession, land theft, assassinations and all kinds of violations.

The Palestinian Democratic Committees in Brazil organized an exhibition of photographs showing the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem. It was held at the headquarters of the Workers’ Party, which has supported the Palestinian cause since its founding. Many people from the Brazilian and Palestinian communities participated as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people. The exhibit included photographs of Palestinian prisoners, children and women who daily face the assaults and inhumane practices of the Israeli occupation. Through the exhibition, the Palestinian Democratic Committees in Brazil called on the international community to stand with the Palestinians and end the crimes against the inhabitants of the occupied lands.

Drawing the Palestinian flag on the statue in Al-Karama Square in Santiago, the Chilean capital.

In Chile, solidarity with the Palestinian people took another form. Fans of the Palestinian football club in Chile, Palestino, drew the Palestinian flag on the famous statue in the center of Al-Karama Square in the Chilean capital, Santiago. They brandished the slogan “From Al-Karama Square to Santiago, to occupied Jerusalem”. It was one of the many actions of the week of solidarity with the Palestinian people, also represented by solidarity stands, marches and protests. Chilean universities also voiced their positions, as students hoisted Palestinian flags amid lectures, chanting “a free and free Palestine.”

People all over the world expressed their solidarity with Palestine and their rejection of Israel’s continued crimes against the Palestinian people and humanity. Latin America showed its solidarity through the millions of demonstrators demonstrating their unity with Palestine.

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