Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SRC Press Statement on Israeli attack against Gaza bound aid convoy

SRC Condemns Acts Resulting in Civilian Deaths during Israeli Operation against Gaza-Bound aid convoy and Calls for Investigation

Student’s Representative Council IIUM (SRC) condemned the violent attacks on international aid mission to Gaza ship carrying over 700 passengers and over 10,000 tons of food supplies, medicine, and others. This brutal attack raised the anger of people around the world, especially the Muslim communities. The attack began when Israel ordered the army commandos attack the aid ships Lifeline for Gaza (LL4G) "MV Mavi Marmara" resulting in 20 people were killed and dozens more injured.

SRC calls upon all the people all over the world regardless of race, religion and political belief to condemn and denounced hard rude actions by Israel on Gaza International aid convoy ship. We would like to emphasize that the oppression and murder of Palestinians and the ship "MV Mavi Marmara" clearly show a violation of international law in terms of human rights and international maritime law which asserts that a country is not entitled to act arbitrarily on international waters. The attitude shown by apartheid Israel was seen as a very barbaric act and a clear violation of the law outlined by the UN Security Council.

Thus, we urge the UN Security Council and the Conference of Islamic Countries (OIC) to take drastic action against Israeli attacks on Gaza International Aid Convoy. Malaysia as the president of OIC should immediately convene an emergency session of the state's stand on this issue. The OIC silent act as the responsible body for the issue is seen as an act of unreasonable and detrimental to Islamic world. We would also like to urge the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato 'Seri Najib Tun Razak to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss on this issue.

We are of the opinion that Islamic countries around the world must unite to overthrow the regime of Israel. We believe and trust that the unity and strength of Muslims around the world will be able to overthrow the Zionist regime. The strength in terms of technology, economy and military that owned by Islamic countries like Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Brunei and others should be used to overthrow the regime of Israel.

Hence, all parties must play a role in ensuring the successful of this mission, including students, the professional, intellectual, religionist, ministries, NGOs and the public awareness about the importance of "unity for Palestinians' because the Palestinian issue is an issue involving the religions, laws and humanity.

Finally, we ask and appeal to all Muslims especially our brother and sister in IIUM to pray Qunut Nazilah all the time. It may be that Allah gives assistance to those involved in this convoy. Unite for faith and human consciousness

2nd June 2010, 11.57 AM
Muhammad Firwan Bin Norliza
Student Representative Council,
International Islamic University Malaysia,
On behalf of the Student Representative Council 2009/2010.

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