Gaza – A wake up call

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in modern history, marked by decades of violence, suffering, and political impasse. A vigorous struggle for security, sovereignty, and self-determination is driven by a complex web of historical, theological, and territorial considerations. The dynamics of the conflict have been significantly shaped by the United Nations’ involvement since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, but a peaceful conclusion is still unattainable.

The conflict’s origins can be found in the UN General Assembly’s 1947 adoption of Resolution 181, which called for the division of Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish states following World War II. The Arab governments, however, opposed this resolution, and it was never completely put into effect. A number of UN resolutions that attempted to address various facets of the war were passed in the years that followed. These resolutions frequently address topics including the creation of a two-state solution, Palestinian refugees, and Jerusalem’s status. Resolutions 242, 338, and 1397, among others, have highlighted the necessity of a fair and durable peace in the area that is predicated on Israel and a future state of Palestine coexisting.

Pakistan’s stance about the Israel-Palestine conflict emanates from an emotion of brotherhood and sympathy with the Palestinian Muslim community. Pakistanis have always regarded themselves as belonging to the wider Ummah and have shown their steadfast solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters during difficult times. This deep devotion to the cause of justice and compassion for those harmed in the conflict is reflected in this enduring sense of connection with the Palestinian people.

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Government of Pakistan has acted swiftly by pledging to send essential humanitarian relief to the region. This help is intended to lessen the suffering of the Palestinian people and includes tents, medical supplies, blankets, and essential daily necessities. Pakistan’s actions demonstrate its commitment to Middle East peace and stability. The government is actively cooperating with a number of parties, such as Pakistan’s diplomatic posts around the world, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, the Government of Egypt, and pertinent UN bodies. Pakistan has additionally demanded the immediate cessation of Israeli shelling of Gaza and the removal of the limitations that have severely harmed the Palestinian people.

General Syed Asim Munir (COAS) met with Ahmad Jawad Rabei, the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, and conveyed his sincere condolences for the unfortunate deaths of Palestinians in the ongoing violence in Gaza. General Asim expressed his deep worry about the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) ongoing acts of aggression and their intentional, indiscriminate killing of defenceless people. General Asim Munir with his clout and stature in Muslim countries especially Gulf countries has the wherewithal to play an effective role. His meeting with Palestinian envoy is reflective of Army’s unflinching support to GOP in extending diplomatic and humanterian to our Palestinian brethren. Decleration of 260th Corps Commanders Conference also reirates that Army’s leadershipstand behind Palestinian during ongoing Israeli onslaught on Ghaza.

Upon closer examination of the current Israel-Palestine issue, it is becoming more and more evident that India has taken on the role of vocally endorsing Israel. Many questions and concerns are brought up by this alignment, particularly in view of how India has handled its own regional conflict in Kashmir. It is difficult to overlook the similarities between the circumstances in Gaza and the Indian-administered territory of Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). Allegations of racial and religious discrimination, attempts to change the demographic makeup of the inhabitants, and the implementation of blockades that impede the delivery of vital resources to the locals have been made against both regions. These striking parallels highlight India’s changing position in international conflicts and have raised important concerns about its adherence to justice and human rights.

In order to alleviate the catastrophic situation in Palestine, it is vital that the UN, Arab states, and Islamic countries acknowledge their significant roles and obligations. The collective response to end the Israeli bombardment and the unjust siege of Gaza is necessary due to the suffering of the Palestinian people. The international community needs to take decisive action to stop Israeli authorities from operating with impunity and make sure that those who violate international law and human rights are held accountable. It is a moral need that upholds the universal values of justice, peace, and human dignity while transcending geopolitical concerns. The international community needs to unite in support of a just and lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine issue, given the rising levels of violence and suffering experienced by people worldwide.

Omay Aimen
Omay Aimen
The author frequently contributes on issues concerning national and regional security, focusing on matters having critical impact in these milieus. She can be reached [email protected]

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