Islamabad, 13 October 2023 (TDI): Nader Al-Turk, the Deputy Head of Palestine in Pakistan, recently offered insights into the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel, shedding light on the impact and consequences of the recent war.
According to Al-Turk, the recent conflict has delivered a significant blow to Israel’s image as a regional superpower.
He emphasized that while Israel perceives itself as a formidable force capable of challenging all Middle Eastern countries, recent events have revealed a different reality.
A small group of Palestinian freedom fighters, lacking modern weaponry, has demonstrated that Israel’s perceived might is, in essence, a facade.
Al-Turk pointed out that the conflict began when Palestinian freedom fighters launched an advance into Israel in response to what they viewed as criminal actions by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians.
The ongoing Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites and the first Qibla, have been a key source of tension in the region.
This military action was termed the “Al-Aqsa Flood.”
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The conflict has had a devastating human toll, with significant loss of life on both sides. Al-Turk argued that this violence is a consequence of international support for Israel’s extremist ideology, inhumane actions against Palestinians, rejection of the two-state solution, and backing from Western countries and the international community.
Israel’s use of power to suppress, occupy, and commit crimes against Palestinians has contributed to the current violence and bloodshed.
In his own words, Al-Turk highlighted the casualties in the conflict, emphasizing the desire for peace: “So far, we have lost 800 of our fighters, with 900 of their soldiers killed.
So far, 4,000 Palestinians are injured, while 3,000 Israelis are also injured.
Perhaps for the first time, the casualty figures on both sides are similar.
We do not rejoice in the enemy’s casualties, and our message to the world is only one, and that is peace.”
The conflict underscores the complex and long-standing challenges in the region, and the importance of international efforts to bring about a just and lasting peace.
As the world watches the situation, there is a growing consensus on the need for diplomacy and dialogue to resolve the root causes of the conflict and establish a more secure and stable future for the region.