PKS denounces Israel's West Bank annexation plan

PKS denounces Israel's West Bank annexation plan

Jazuli Juwaini, chairman of the PKS Faction at the House of Representatives (DPR). (ANTARA/special)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Jazuli Juwaini, chairman of the PKS Faction at the House of Representatives (DPR), vehemently denounced Israel's plan to annex part of the West Bank and Jordan Valley region, Palestine, starting July 1, 2020.

The senior politician of the Justice Prosperous Party (PKS) pointed to Israel having blatantly violated international law and human rights as well as threatened regional stability and world peace on several hundred occasions.

"The annexation plan is clearly inhumane amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the condition of Palestinian people in refugee camps is a matter of serious concern," Jazuli noted in a statement here on Friday.

Jazuli has lent full support to the stance of Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who firmly rejected and opposed the annexation plan during a speech at the UN Security Council Open Session on June 24, 2020.

The member of DPR's Commission I urged the foreign minister to continue to take strong diplomatic steps to defend the rights of Palestinians and not let the world merely remain an idle, silent spectator to the Israeli arrogance.

"The nation and state of Indonesia have always been on the Palestinian side at any time as long as Palestinians still face injustice, human rights violations, and a dire humanitarian situation owing to Israeli barbaric acts for decades," he emphasized.

Jazuli urged countries in the world to not turn a blind eye to human rights violations and international humanitarian law breaches by Israel.

Jazuli, concurrently the World Muslim Parliamentary Forum (IIFP) vice president, urged concrete international steps to end Israeli barbarity.

"It is not enough to just criticize. Resolutions are not sufficient. It takes concrete steps by countries in the world to fight Israel's arrogance," he remarked.

The lawmaker opined that the credibility of world bodies, such as the United Nations, is at stake by allowing Israel to continue with its inhumane actions.

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