Islamabad, 14 October 2023 (TDI): Nader Al-Turk, Deputy Head of Palestine in Pakistan, has voiced appreciation for the wisdom displayed by Egyptian leadership in recognizing the dangers inherent in Israel’s proposal to deport Gaza Strip inhabitants.

In a recent Facebook post, he emphasized that such a move would not constitute a solution but, rather, would precipitate a humanitarian catastrophe, exacerbating the long-standing refugee problem that has persisted since 1948.

Al-Turk’s statement also underscored the significance of the Islamic world’s support for the Palestinian people. While recognizing its importance, he noted that this support, given the magnitude of the ongoing crisis, should be leveraged to a greater extent.

The Islamic world boasts multiple sources of influence, encompassing diplomatic and economic avenues.

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These, Al-Turk suggested, can be employed strategically to exert pressure on Israel and its unwavering supporters who, in many instances, appear to flout international humanitarian law.

In this context, he urged that crimes against humanity and the targeting of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip cannot be deemed a legitimate exercise of self-defense exclusive to Israelis and that the rights of all parties involved must be upheld.

The recent developments in Gaza have garnered global attention and concern, with the international community looking for ways to ensure peace and stability in the region.

Al-Turk’s call for the Islamic world to play a more assertive role is seen as a critical step toward addressing the ongoing crisis and upholding the principles of international law and human rights.

As the situation continues to evolve, it is clear that a collective effort is needed to reach a just and lasting resolution that prioritizes the rights and well-being of all individuals affected by the conflict.

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It is pertinent to note that the longstanding dispute between Israel and Palestine took a perilous turn, with the recent escalation marking one of the most substantial and deadly confrontations in decades.

In the early hours of Saturday, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas launched ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Storm’ against Israel. This attack involved coordinated actions, including infiltrations at multiple points and a barrage of missiles targeting Israel.

This development comes amidst escalating tensions over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and ongoing concerns about the Israeli occupation.