ABU DHABI (PR) - A function was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi on Friday to observe “Palestine Solidarity Day”. A large number of Pakistanis assembled in the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan to express solidarity with their Palestinian brethren and to condemn the human rights violations being committed by Israeli forces. Moazzam A Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE, presided over the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Moazzam said, “The purpose of the observance of Solidarity Day was to reaffirm our solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

He said that the government of Pakistan has noticed with grave concern that despite calls by the international community to comply with UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the two-state solution, the US has moved its embassy to the holy city of Jerusalem which represented a violation of international law and several UN resolutions. He reaffirmed that the government and people of Pakistan stood firmly with the Palestinian people and renewed call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and with Al- Quds Al Sharif as its capital.

Ambassador said that the government of Pakistan strongly condemns the merciless killings of unarmed and innocent Palestinian protestors by the Israeli forces which were a consequence of the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in opposition to the UN and the international law. He also called upon the UN and international community to investigate into this incident and bring to end use of force immediately.

At the end of the function, special prayers were offered for the Palestinian martyrs and injured and for an early resolution of Palestinian dispute.