Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham denounced the international silence over the Israeli aggression on Gaza, condemning the inaction of some Arab and Islamic countries who have even held the Palestinian people responsible for “being slaughtered”.
In a speech during the meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union Troika, which included Iran, Mali and Sudan in Tehran on Tuesday, Laham said that Israel’s current aggression against Gaza is a continuation of more than 66 years of aggression that goes on amid international silence and Arab and Islamic inaction and indifference.
Laham said that the position of some Arab and Islamic countries are similar to those of western countries which support Israel in its aggression against the Palestinian people that has left over 580 Palestinians dead and thousands of others wounded.
Laham said that this "difficult situation" has prompted other Islamic countries that have always shouldered the responsibility of defending the right of the Islamic peoples to move whenever necessary to support the Palestinian people and its resistance politically, economically, socially and militarily.
He reiterated that the unity between the Palestinian people and resistance is the key to achieving victory, calling on the international organizations to assume their responsibilities in exerting pressure on Israel to stop the genocidal war against Gaza and lift its illegal blockade, which he said is considered a crime against humanity and a collective punishment against more than 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza.
Laham said it is no coincidence that countries which support Israel and its schemes are the same as those supporting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, all being part of one plot.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer