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Malaysia Reaffirms Palestine Solidarity, Insists On Rejecting Two-State Solution With Israel

Malaysia Reaffirms Palestine Solidarity, Insists On Rejecting Two-State Solution With Israel

Malaysian NGOs at the conference advocate for a democratic one-state solution for Palestine.

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Malaysian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led the call on rejecting the Two-State Solution for Palestine during the World Conference on Palestine 2023 held in Putrajaya.

Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs (ACCIN) chief executive officer Jamal Shamsudin urged the Malaysian Government and the United Nations to reject the solution, citing insincerity and disrespect for basic justice and human rights rules.

He emphasized that the Zionist state of Israel is continuously building a hegemonic state with dangerous nuclear weapons, making a two-state solution unviable due to ongoing colonization and illegal settlements on Palestinian land.

The only way forward is liberation in whatever form is effective, which includes a truly democratic state that respects the rights of all its citizens, is just, and leaves no one behind.

ACCIN chief executive officer Jamal Shamsudin calling for a solution to the ongoing saga that has lasted for 75 years.
ACCIN chief executive officer Jamal Shamsudin.

He also highlighted that people in Israel yearn for peace and are disdained by the injustices happening.

At the same time, he reminded that Israel is an illegal nation built on terrorism and contravenes international law.

The conference saw several influential figures, such as Sheikh Dr Ekrima Sabri, Grand Imam of Al Aqsa Mosque, visiting Malaysia to attend the event.

The Struggle For A Contiguous Palestinian State

The Two-State Solution is a proposed solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that envisions the establishment of two separate states for Israelis and Palestinians, living side by side in peace and security.

The idea is that Israel would exist as a Jewish state, and Palestine would exist as an independent state for Palestinians.

The proposal has been discussed for several decades and supported by various international actors, including the United Nations.

However, critics of the Two-State Solution argue that it is not viable due to ongoing Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Meaningful Actions To Address The Apartheid Nature Of Israel

Professor Mohd Nazari Ismail, chairman of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Malaysia, said this is unlikely to happen as Israel will never accept it due to their settler-colonialist project.

He said the international community’s continued support for the two-state solution may be due to a lack of interest in finding an alternative solution or a desire to avoid conflict with the US and Western countries.

Instead, people should focus on meaningful actions to highlight the apartheid nature of the Zionist state and boycott the country until it stops its systemic abuses of human rights.

Professor Mohd Nazari Ismail leading a procession in Universiti Malaysia commemorating the Nakba, in which 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

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Mohd Nazari calls for people of conscience worldwide to insist that their governments drop the idea immediately and instead focus on meaningful actions to address the apartheid nature of the Zionist state.

He emphasised that achieving freedom, justice, and equality for Palestinians requires a combination of sincere desire and strong determination.

A half-hearted and hypocritical attitude will only prolong the miseries of all parties involved.

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