Hamas Are Not Terrorists But Freedom Fighters Says Nigerian Muslim Group, MURIC, Appeals For Cease Fire
Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, Muslim groups have staged a peaceful procession, urging an immediate ceasefire in the war-hit city of Gaza.
Muslims, in their hundreds, gathered at Dawah Centre at Ijesha area of Lagos on Thursday, where they offered prayers for enduring peace in the Middle East.
Addressing a larger crowd of Muslim faithful, the Director of Muslim Awareness International (MAI), Abdulwaheed Atoyebi appealed to the international community to uphold previous United Nations agreements on the long-running Israel-Palestine crisis.
Atoyebi lamented that the UN Resolution of 1947, which granted independence to both Israel and Palestine, has not been accomplished.
According to him, the illegal occupation of Gaza and the repeated intimidation of Palestinians by Israeli forces may have provoked Hamas to respond.
He called on the Nigerian government to take sincere steps to end the crisis and expressed solidarity with Palestine.
Also speaking at the gathering, the Amir (President) of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Mr Kamoldeen Abiona noted that the current situation in Palestine demands urgent attention and action.
He stated, “the indiscriminate attacks on Gaza have resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis, with thousands of innocent civilians, including women and children, losing their lives or suffering severe injuries.”
“The destruction of crucial civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and residential buildings, further exacerbates the already dire living conditions for Palestinians.