TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Buya Anwar Abbas has appealed to leaders worldwide to condemn and halt the violence by Israeli soldiers against Palestinians, particularly against children and women.
"The Israeli army’s violence on children, mothers, and parents of the Palestinian people in the city of Jerusalem is clearly unacceptable and intolerable. The world must condemn and stop this barbaric act," Abbas noted in a statement on Wednesday.
The MUI deputy chairperson emphasized that the suffering, deaths, and injustice on account of these violent acts had triggered radicalism and terrorism.
"Hence, if the world wants to be safe, secure, and peaceful as well as avoid acts of radicalism and terrorism, world leaders must end and stop all forms of colonization on this Earth, especially colonization in Baitul Maqdis or Jerusalem, where Israel has curbed the freedom of Palestinian people to worship apart from taking away their land," he stated.
The Israeli army also attacked the Palestinian people, who were worshiping at al-Aqsa Mosque complex, one of Islam's most holiest sites. Such action is clearly deplorable and unacceptable.
"Muslims and citizens of the world must fight back in various ways, so that Israeli actions that are inconsistent with humanity and justice can be stopped," he emphasized.
The deputy also urged Islamic countries to sever diplomatic ties with Israel and boycott all forms of transactions and trade with it, so that realization dawns upon the country to respect the rights of others, especially those of the Palestinian people and nation if they are looking for peaceful co-existence.