Akef: The Palestinian cause is on the Brotherhood’s high priorities list.
A rally in Shebin El-Kom was held where thousands of people united in solidarity objecting to the aggressions and unjust violations taking place in Palestine in general and on the Holy mosque of Al-Aqsa in particular. In a conference over the phone which was played over a loudspeaker, Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement Mr Mohamed Mahdy Akef asserted that Al-Aqsa Mosque’s safety is the responsibility of Muslims all over the world emphasizing that it is an obligation to stand and defend its holiness in the face of aggression.
Akef continued explaining that freeing Palestine and protecting Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was on the high-priorities list of the Brotherhood’s agenda and there should not be any negotiation or reconciliation concerning these issues. All efforts of aggression should be met by resistance and the freeing of Palestine should be the cause of all Muslims since it is imperative that Muslims feel each others pain and misery regardless of which part of the world they are in.
MP Abdul Fattah Hassan called for the support of the Palestinians by both official and public representatives adding that the siege must be lifted from the Gazans and any relief services offered immediately. He reminded the rallying protestors to continue the boycotting of anything relating to Israel.
He concluded his speech by demanding an urgent summoning of the League of Arab States and the conducting of a conference to discuss the damages and measures necessary to halt the appalling and scandalous oppressions and aggressions by the Israeli Occupation forces and their futile attempts to tear down the holy mosque of Al-Aqsa.