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Thousands protest killings in Palestine

Thousands of Muslims on Saturday stormed the Ojota Park to protest against the United Nations inability to stop the “carnage” in Palestine.

Organised by the Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO), the 50,000-man rally was attended by various Islamic groups, human rights activists and civil society organisations.

The huge crowd condemned Israel’s onslaught against the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

The gathering also held a rally between Ojota and Odo Iya Alaro with various placards reading ‘UN now a toothless organisation,’ ‘America: stop arming Israeli terrorist,’ ‘Isreal, stop killing women and children’ ‘Stop the bloodshed in Gaza’ ‘End Isreal apathies now,’ ‘Good people of America must stop Joe Biden’s collaboration with killers,’ ‘Bombing of churches and mosques is a war crime,’ and ‘Stop ethnic cleansing in Palestine” among others.

The groups demanded the Federal Government should put on hold all diplomatic relations with Israel until the Two-States resolution is achieved.

Reading the resolution of the gathering, Dean, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto and Adviser to Vice Chancellor of Afro-Asian University, Somalia, Prof. Isa Maishanu, said the Pan-Nigerian Front for the support of Palestine demanded the international community led by the United Nations to prevail upon Israel to cease its bombing of Gaza and other areas which has brought horror not just to the Palestinians but to the world

Prof Maishanu said: “The United Nations should lead efforts at creating humanitarian corridors and ensuring that aid and relief packages have access into Gaza and other places. Any interim peace process must as a matter of necessity, incorporate the lifting of the siege of Gaza

“We consider as irresponsible, reprehensible and barbaric the show of support by the duo of the United States and the European Union for Israel and we hold them complicit and culpable in this human tragedy happening before the global audience.

“The International Criminal Court (ICC) should commence a prosecution of the war crimes committed by Israel, taking into consideration its violation of all extant international laws including failure to protect the people under its occupation as written in the Geneva Convention.”

The group affirmed that Hamas is not a terrorist organization, rather an elected representatives of the people engaged in arms insurrection against an occupying force as allowed by international law, rationality and necessity

“The international community led by the UN must retrieve the peace process from the monopoly of the United States which has become part of the Israeli occupation machinery. The world must work to bring Israel to the two-state solution, compel it to halt settlement building and lift its siege of Gaza,” he said.

The umbrella body for various organisations called on the Arab League, The African Union, and other regional governments to exert pressure that will change the apartheid character of the Zionist state of Israel and make it conform to international laws and norms.

“We sound the note of warning to Arab States who have normalized or are hoping to normalize ties with Israel to halt forthwith as this is the credential that Israel needed to wipe out Palestine as her Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear in his speech at the recent United Nations General Assembly.

The group encouraged the global audience horrified by this genocide being committed by Israel to boycott all Israeli products and those of its affiliates.

A Board of Trustee (BoT) of Amnesty International (AI) Nigeria and Executive Director Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, condemned the continuous attacks on the Palestinians, most especially children, women, disabled as well and aged people who have been brutally murdered as a result of the conflict. 

According to him, “Amnesty International continue to demand justice, and accountability and ensure peaceful resolution of the problem today in Gaza. This conflict has been going on unabated due to lack of political will at the global level to stop the Israeli.

He noted that Amnesty International and other civil society organizations in Nigeria are solemnly behind the voiceless oppressed and innocent innocent Palestinians that have been killed. 

“We call on the global world to initiate the genuine process of dialogue that will end this conflict. It is important that this conflict is resolved in the interest of peace, justice and human rights,” he said.

Mufti of Conference of Islamic Organizations (CIO), Sheikh Dhikrullah Shafi’, said obviously from the look of things, the Isreal has crossed the redline of the International laws and should be brought to book by the UN.

He commended all past presidents of Nigeria except President Goodluck Jonathan for standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

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 He called President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to speak on behalf of the oppressed Palestinians.

”Our hope is from Allah and that Palestine will surely succeed. People all over the world rallied to condemn the Israeli’s barbaric attack,” he said.

Chairman of Council of Muslim Scholars in Nigeria, Sheikh Abdul Fatai Thanni, said Nigeria Muslims came together to show concern and sympathy to the people of Palestine.

He called on the leadership of the Western world to intervene and let peace reign.

Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Prof. Tajudeen Yusuf, called on the United Nations to treat nations equally.

He chided the United Nations for its inability to curb  the long-time oppression of the Palestinians.

“Every human being should be treated with dignity that is the only way peace can be restored to the world,” he said.

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