KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Dec 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has called on all Malaysian political parties to support a motion in Parliament to condemn the latest killings in Gaza to demonstrate the country’s unified stance against state terrorism and illegal occupation.
PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali said it has become routine for Israel to display their military might during important celebrations.
“This time, it happened just after Christmas, when Muslims observe the first day of the year 1430 of the Islamic calendar and the beginning of Muharram, one of the four sacred months in Islam.
“On this occasion, we urge Malaysians to pray for all the oppressed people of the world and hope there will be more careful and informed decisions on the part of powerful leaders, so that sanity and humanity can return to the occupied territories,” he said in a statement here today.
He said Israel’s air raids on Gaza on the eve of the Muslim new year underlines yet again the nature of the Zionist state which pretends to negotiate but continues to kill and destroy.
He noted that Israel’s policy of state terrorism would continue for as long as the international community, particularly Israel’s Western allies, endorsed its actions. — Bernama