Ulama and Islamic scholars around the world have urged all Muslims and Islamic countries to terminate all ties with Israel in a bid to save Palestine.
MyAqsa Round Table Conference coordinator Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said it could be an effective way to pressure Israel to free Palestine.
“All governments in Islamic countries should end all forms of relationships with Israel, be it political, educational or economic.
“If this is only implemented by one Islamic country, for instance Malaysia, it would not be impactful.
“Some Arabic countries have started to establish ties with Israel by accepting its ambassadors. This will not help the Muslims in Palestine who have been fighting for their lives and land. Hence, they must cut ties with Israel, which is one of 14 resolutions that we have agreed upon today,” he told reporters after the World Islamic Scholars Round Table Conference on Jerusalem.
The conference was held to discuss on actions that can be taken by the communities across the world and Muslim countries following US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
More than 100 Islamic scholars from 30 Islamic countries gather at the conference, which was held in conjunction with MyAqsa Festival.
Also present were Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, Lebanon Islamic Ulama Union chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Omari, Mauritania Ulama Establishment Centre chairman Syeikh Muhammad Hasan Walid ad-Dedew, and Islamic Council of Syria chairman Syeikh Usamah Al-Rifa’i.
Khairuddin said the resolutions would be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the next course of actions.
“We will also send these resolutions to all Islamic leaders worldwide.
“We will emphasise on the implementation of the resolution. The members of parliament should also play their roles by urging the government (to cut all ties),” he said.
“Another important resolution is for the education sector in all countries to make the Palestine issue a part of the syllabus to raise awareness on Al-Quds issues.
“Education is a crucial platform for the world community to know how Palestinians have been tortured by the Zionists and their lands taken over by Israel.
“This syllabus should be included in the primary, secondary and tertiary levels,” added Khairuddin.
Another highlight in the resolution is the call for all Muslims around the world to be united and condemn Trump’s decision.
Other resolutions include proposing 2018 as Al-Quds Year, where Muslims are urged to prepare an action plan to free Palestine through the establishment of committee with the ulama bodies and to implement the action plan.