King urges M’sians to pray for well-being of Palestinians

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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pic) has called on all Malaysians to pray for the well-being of Palestinians who are oppressed by Israel.

Istana Negara’s Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said His Majesty had expressed his deep concern and support for the Palestinian cause.

In a statement, Ahmad Fadil said the King also supported Malaysia’s efforts to continue working with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation member countries and the international community who are against Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian land.

Sultan Abdullah called on all Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, to pray in accordance with their respective beliefs that Palestinians’ rights will be protected and that they will be free of Israeli occupation.Ahmad Fadil said His Majesty also decreed that all mosques and surau nationwide hold “solat hajat” to seek Allah’s help in solving the issue.

He said Sultan Abdullah expressed hope that all Malaysians would continue to uphold the principles of justice and respect for others, besides rejecting any form of violence against humanity.

“His Majesty believes that the struggle for freedom of the Palestinians can be realised if they are given continuous support to establish an independent country in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including East Jerusalem, ” he said. — Bernama

Source: The article was originally published by TheStar, along with the cover photo.

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