Malaysia Parliament stands firm for Free Palestine stance, call for international community intervention

MALAYSIA remains firm and steadfast in its stand that the Palestinians must be granted absolute freedom from Israel’s illegal occupation the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (picture) said that the government’s foreign policy would continue to prioritise the struggle to liberate the Palestinian land and its people and urge the international community to pressure Israel to end its apartheid policy.

“Malaysia’s strong and unwavering support for the Palestinian cause is evident in the frequent and forceful statements issued.

“This includes urging the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to continue pressuring Israel to end its apartheid policy and inhumane actions against the Palestinian people.

“The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his maiden address at the United Nations General Assembly last month had also firmly reiterated Malaysia’s stance on the Palestinian issue.

“With this, we condemn and object to all forms of provocation and violence by the Israel regime (to Palestine),” he told Dewan Rakyat, today.

Earlier, the Dewan Rakyat speaker approved an emergency motion to debate the escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict.

Zahid added  that Malaysia’s resolute position towards the issue remained consistent and had been unequivocally conveyed in various platforms, including the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the United Nations (UN).

He stressed that the United Nations Security Council (UN) needs to take immediate action to urge all parties to stop all acts of violence and fighting in order to respect and protect the lives of civilians.

“The international community should increase pressure on all parties to take immediate action to stop the fighting for the sake of regional peace and stability.

“The Palestinian people need to be given back the absolute right to be free from the illegal occupation of Israel, the right to return the land that has been seized by Israel and the right to form an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as the capital,” he said.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim condemned the international community for what he described as one-sided actions regarding the oppression of the Palestinian people.

In a posting on X, he said Malaysia remained in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people.

He said there had been relentless confiscation of land and property belonging to the Palestinian people by Israel, and “hundreds of innocent lives were sacrificed” – TMR / pic BERNAMA