“We now have the ability of the social media. The general public opinion is shifting [in favour of Palestinians],” he mentioned, in a video message broadcast on tv.
He paid tribute to the nation for elevating their voices for the Palestinian trigger in protests at present and the way in which they known as out the oppression Palestinians are dealing with.
“Ever since Israel was created, Pakistan at all times had the identical stance in step with our chief Quaid-e-Azam, that’s was a gross injustice in the direction of Palestinians,” he mentioned.
He mentioned Pakistan had at all times stood aspect by aspect with Palestinians.
“I used to be at Masjid-e-Nabvi after I came upon that when individuals had been praying on the evening of the twenty seventh [of Ramadan, at Al-Aqsa mosque], the Israeli police attacked them,” mentioned the prime minister, including that he additionally learnt, regrettably, of how Palestinians are being evicted from their houses.
The prime minister additionally spoke of the bombardment on Gaza by the Israeli navy — which he known as one of the crucial highly effective forces on this planet — that has result in dozens of kids being killed.
He mentioned that the very subsequent day, he met with the secretary normal of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and urged him to boost the difficulty by way of the platform and likewise confused on the necessity for the matter to be highlighted on the United Nations.
“Once I got here to Pakistan, I additionally spoke to King Salman concerning the oppression Palestinians are dealing with and about what occurred at Al-Aqsa, and the way we have to increase our voices for this.
“The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, known as me and he mentioned the identical factor, and so did Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad,” PM Imran Khan mentioned.
He mentioned that he then spoke to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and instructed him your entire Muslim world, and all these international locations that advocate for justice, stand with the Palestinians.
PM Imran Khan mentioned he tasked Minister for Overseas Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi with elevating the difficulty on the United Nations and the OIC “and he did very nicely to spotlight it”.
“I’m witnessing a really welcoming signal, which is, that the world’s public opinion is shifting,” he mentioned, including that he had by no means earlier than seen any criticism coming from the Western quarters, of their media, newspapers, or from their politicians, prior to now when Israeli oppression in opposition to Palestinians would proceed unbated.
“As a substitute it will be made to look as if Israel is being subjected to cruelty,” he mentioned.
PM Imran Khan mentioned it’s for the primary time now that Western media, newspapers and politicians have begun criticising Israel.
“An enormous purpose for that is social media. If the primary media censors it, social media is now a power to be reckoned with. And with this I see that the world’s public opinion is shifting,” he mentioned.
The prime minister drew a parallel with the South African regime 30 years in the past that might discriminate on ethnic grounds and didn’t take into account Africans and Asians as equal residents. The world’s main powers supported the regime, he mentioned, however later, when the general public opinion modified, international powers joined arms to strain South Africa to present all residents equal rights.
He mentioned he foresees the identical occurring with Palestine, the place there might be public strain on Israel to grant Palestinians their rights.
“InshaAllah the day will come when Palestinians will get their very own nation, a simply settlement, and can reside as equal residents. We pray that day comes quickly,” the premier mentioned.