Pakistan condemns Israel’s violent acts against Palestinians
Turkey welcomes Pakistan’s stance on 1915 historic events
Pakistan has condemned violent acts and alarming developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territories being carried out by the Israeli Occupation forces.
In a statement on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Islamabad views it with serious concern and urges the international community for prompt action to protect Palestinians.
He said these illegal acts include harassment of people coming for prayers, arrests of innocent Palestinians and other arbitrary restrictions in violation of fundamental human rights. He said these illegal measures have seen an upsurge since the onset of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Spokesperson said Pakistan steadfastly supports the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination.
He said, for just and lasting peace, it is imperative to have a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions, with the pre-1967 borders, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State.
On the other hand, Turkey has thanked Pakistan for supporting its stance on the events of 1915 related to Armenia and for stressing that ‘one-sided approaches and political categorization of historical events could undermine polarization between nations’.
“Thank you brotherly Pakistan! Long live Turkey-Pakistan friendship,” the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted in response to a statement by Pakistan Foreign Office.
Pakistan had noted with appreciation Turkey’s constructive approach on the subject including its proposal for a Joint History Commission to ascertain the facts, allowing all to move forward.
According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, U.S. President Joe Biden called the events of 1915 a “genocide,” breaking American presidents’ long-held tradition of refraining from using the term.
“Turkey’s position on the events of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in eastern Anatolia took place when some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties,” Anadolu Agency reported.
It said Turkey objected to the presentation of these incidents as “genocide,” describing them as a “tragedy in which both sides suffered casualties”.