New Delhi: Palestinian ambassador H.E.Mr. Adnan Abu Alhaijaa asserted: “Let me assure you, we will defend Al Aqsa and Jerusalem at any cost, no matter what price we have to pay for this great cause,” at a gathering organized by All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM) under the topic of ‘Al Aqsa Calling’.
According to a report by Muslim Mirror, the ambassador while speaking highlighted the importance of Al Aqsa for Muslims.
He said: “Al Aqsa is the third holiest place for the Muslims in the world, it is also the first Qibla, so I appeal to all Muslims to make Al Aqsa and Jerusalem their most preferred tourism destination. It will demoralize imperialist Israel and give a morale boost to Palestinians in their struggle to liberate Al Aqsa from invader Israel.”
He also informed the gathering about the efforts to make a visa of Palestine hassle free. Dr Wael Albattrek Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Palestine said, “we are trying our best to make the visa procedure easy so that more and more Muslims could visit Al Aqsa. We are exerting diplomatic pressure on Israel to grant the visa to all those who want to visit Al Aqsa and Jerusalem. We are working closely with Jordan for the same purpose and we are persuading tourist agents to attract a maximum number of tourists to Palestine.”
Mushawarat president Mr. Navaid Hamid, at the beginning, introduced the guest speakers to the audience while Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, chairman Delhi minority commission welcomed the guests and speakers.
Ex-diplomat Prof. Mr Zikrur Rahman too pleaded Muslims to visit Al Aqsa and Jerusalem as much as possible to retreat their claim over Palestine. If they find any difficulty in getting the visa they must approach the related authorities and register their protest before them. It will be a great step towards their claim on Al Aqsa and Palestine.
A short documentary ‘Jerusalem- Wadi JoZ’ which highlights the plights of Palestinians and gradual expansion of Israel was also screened on the occasion.